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Harris Leads Reddies to Walk-Off Win Over SOSU 6-5


March 18, 2018

Jordan Harris blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth-inning to lead Henderson State to a 6-5 walk-off win over Southeastern Oklahoma Friday at Clyde Berry Field.

Trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth, Daniel Colasantostepped to the plate to face SOSU relief pitcher Hayden Grimes who struck out five of the first seven batters he faced.

Colasanto laced a single up the middle to lead off the inning. With one out, Zack Gray reached on a walk to set the stage for Harris' heroics. The junior from Tulsa, Okla. took Grimes' 0-1 delivery over the leftfield fence to lift the Reddies to victory.

Henderson, 14-9 overall and 9-4 in the GAC, struck first scoring a run in the first inning as Brentten Schwaab belted a double to right-centerfield to score Taylor Langston who reached on a two-out walk and scored from first base.

SOSU, 10-13 and 6-7, tied the score in the third when Jett Swigart hit a solo home run to lead off the frame.

The Storm added another run in the fifth-inning as Easton Elliot hit a home run to make the score 2-0.

In the Southeastern sixth, the Savage Storm increased their lead to 3-1 when Austin Ferguson delivered a two-out RBI double to score Travis Spinney who singled earlier in the inning.

Henderson answered in the bottom half of the inning scoring two runs to tie the score at 3-3.

Langston led off the inning with a double followed by Schwaab reaching on a walk. The Reddies loaded the bases when Caleb Carr's sacrifice bunt was misplayed. With one-out, Brandon Pollock singled up the middle which scored two runs to tie the score.

Southeastern would put together three hits in the seventh and scored two runs to make the score 5-3.

Langston replaced Reddie starting pitcher Bryan Haralson in the seventh and held the Savage Storm at bay, striking out three batters to pick up his first win of the season.

Harris and Colasanto led Henderson's offense with two hits each.

The two teams will finish the three-game series with a double-header Saturday with the first pitch at Clyde Berry Field set for 1 p.m.


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