From SLU Athletics
HAMMOND, La. –Southeastern Louisiana sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh inningFriday, pushing across five runs en route to taking the series opener fromGeorge Washington, 6-1, at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.
Southeastern (3-2) right-hander Andro Cutura (1-0) wasdominant for the second-consecutive start. The junior from Pearl River, La.,allowed one unearned run in seven innings of work, surrendering just two hitsand fanning four.
Caught in a low-scoring game, Cutura held the Colonials(1-1) at bay until Southeastern could grab the lead.
GWU scored an unearned run in the second. Second basemanOwen Beightol led off the inning with an infield single and promptly stolesecond. With one out, Kevin Mahala grounded to shortstop, but Jacob Williamsthrow was wide of the bag allowing Beightol to score from second.
The Lions tied the game up, 1-1, in the third. Williamssmacked a one-out double over the head of the Colonial right fielder AndrewSelby. Following a two-out intentional walk to Jameson Fisher, Andrew Godboldproduced the first of his three hits in the game, singling up the middle todrive in Williams.
Southeastern stranded four runners over the next threeinnings before finally breaking through in the seventh.
Williams led off the inning by drawing a walk andstealing second. Jesse Buratt laid down a sacrifice bunt that was mishandled bythe third baseman, moving Williams to third and allowing Buratt to reachsafely. Fisher drove in Williams with a single to right, giving the Lions a 2-1lead.
Following a pitching change, Andrew Godbold drove a pitchdown the right-field line for a two-run triple. Kyle Cedotal was hit by apitch, putting runners on the corners. Kevin Carr produced his second hit ofthe game, an RBI single, to drive in Godbold.
With one out, Webb Bobo was hit by a pitch to load thebases and force another GWU pitching change. Jacob Seward's grounder to secondplated Cedotal for the final run of the inning.
Godbold finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs while Carr andFisher each produced a pair of hits.
John Gremillion and Gage Pickett each tossed a scorelessinning in relief to close out the game.
Saturday's game, which includes baseball-themed bingo, isslated for 2 p.m. The Lions will send sophomore right-hander Tate Scioneaux(1-0, 0.00), a member of the Southland's preseason All-Conference second team,to the mound against GWU southpaw Max Kaplow (2-4, 3.47 in 2013).
The game can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9FM, online and either the KSLU or TuneIn Radio smartphone apps. Fans can keepup with the series through live statistics or byfollowing SLUathletics on Twitter. Streaming video is available onLionVision, Southeastern's subscription-based video stream. Links for audio,stats and video are available on the baseball schedule page at www.LionSports.net.