The University of Arkansas at Monticello defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State University 12-7 and 9-2 in a double header Saturday at Durant, Oklahoma after dropping Friday’s series opener, 5-4.
In the first game of Saturday’s double header, UAM left fielder Hudson Hopkins started the scoring with a three-run home run in the top of the second inning. The Weevils would tack on another run that inning and one in third to give UAM a 5-0 lead.
The Savage Storm scored three runs in the bottom of the third but Weevils held them while scoring seven more runs to expand the lead to 12-3.
The Storm added two runs in the eighth and two in the ninth for a final score of 12-7.
UAM right fielder Jalyn Williams was 4-for-5 at the plate while third baseman Jordan Johnson went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI and Hopkins went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI..
UAM starting pitcher Mason Philley got the win. He pitched six innings, giving up four hits, striking out five and walking seven.
In the finale, the Weevils and the Storm were tied at 2-2 going into the eighth inning when the Weevils scored seven runs on four hits, including second baseman Cade Thompson’s grand slam.
Johnson also had a home run in the game, his second of the day.
UAM starting pitcher Spencer Johnston got the win. He pitched a complete game, giving up six hits, striking out six, and walking two.
Friday’s series opener, SOSU 5 – UAM 4
The Weevils fell to the Storm, 5-4, Friday in the series opener despite UAM starting pitcher Derek Pott’s solid performance on the mound.
Potts gave up no hits, struck out eight, walked four batters, and allowed an unearned run through seven innings. He came out of the game in the eighth inning after walking the first batter, his fifth walk of the day.
The Storm scored an unearned run in the first inning when the leadoff batter drew a walk, advanced on an error, and scored on a groundout to first base.
UAM catcher Nick Fakouri tied the game, 1-1, on his solo home run in the second inning and the Weevils took the lead, 4-1, in the fifth inning.
The Storm was hitless and on the short end of a 4-1 score until the bottom of the eighth inning when they scored four runs, on three hits, including a game-winning three-run homer.
UAM will host Mississippi College Monday, March 21, at 3 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but rescheduled due to probable rain.