By TYLER HENRY
Salina Post contributor
The Southeast of Saline Trojan baseball team continued their hot start to the season with a pair of run-rule victories over the Republic County Buffaloes earlier this week.
SES won their first two games against Lincoln 15-0 and 17-2 before defeating Republic County 18-3 and 13-3 on Tuesday.
With the first four games in the books, the 4-0 Trojans have outscored their opponents by 55 runs, and have won every game by mercy rule.
In the first game against the Buffs, SES picked up 18 runs on 14 hits, including an offensive explosion for nine runs in the third inning en route to an 18-3 win.
Bryant Banks pitched well, collecting the win in a game where the Trojans allowed just three runs on four hits.
Game two saw more of the same, as Southeast tallied seven extra base hits, including a home run by Jaxson Gebhardt, as part of a 12 hit effort.
This time it was Evan Nickelson on the bump, who shined once more, picking up his second win of the season in a game where SES allowed just three runs on six hits.
After steamrolling Lincoln and Republic County, the Trojans will host Abilene for a double header before a brutal stretch of five double headers away from home.
For more on the SES baseball team’s 2021 season, stay tuned to the Salina Post.