Apr 19, 2024

⚾️ SES splits baseball series with Beloit

Posted Apr 19, 2024 5:02 PM

Lead Sportswriter - Salina Post

The Southeast of Saline and Beloit baseball teams split this year’s Trojan War down the middle with SES taking game one 9-5 and Beloit taking game two 9-0.

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With these results, Southeast moves to 8-8 overall and 3-3 in league play while Beloit slides to 9-5 and 4-2 respectively.

This split puts Sacred Heart on the precipice of a league title, as Beloit now trials Ellsworth, a team the Knights defeated twice already, in third place.

Game one started well for Beloit, who rode a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth before SES exploded, striking for two runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth to take their first lead of the game.

With the wind of run support in his sails, Killian Vaughn buckled down on the mound, blanking Beloit in the sixth and seventh to secure the 9-5 victory.

It was an excellent start for Vaughn, who didn’t surrender a single earned run, tossing the complete game with just six hits surrendered.

At the place, Treytan Olsen and Drew Weller combined for five of Southeast’s 11 hits, with seven members of the order chipping in at least one on the day.

Game two got messy fast, as all nine of Beloit’s runs in a 9-0 win were of the unearned variety, including one in the first, third, and fifth, two in the second, and four in the fourth.

Unfortunately for Southeast, the bats went quiet in game two as well, tallying just two hits in a shutout loss.

SES will return to league action next Tuesday, wrapping up their homestand with Minneapolis while Beloit picks up at home with Republic County on Monday.