Roberson ties school record in Lions' 20-4 win over Alcorn State

From SLU Athletics

HAMMOND, La. – Sam Roberson tied a school record with five runs scored in Southeastern Louisiana's 20-4 win Wednesday over Alcorn State at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.

The junior catcher tied the record, held by Chris Finley (Western Kentucky, 1992) and Adrian Newell (Southern, 1998), in the eighth inning. Reaching on a walk, Roberson scored when Alcorn (5-27) third baseman Brandon Ollet mishandled a hot shot grounder off the bat of Kyle Bracey.

Southeastern (18-11), which picked up its second straight win, cranked out a season-high run total and scored in every inning except the third and seventh. A six-run fifth and a five-run eighth were the biggest offensive explosion of the night for the Lions.

In addition to Roberson's record-setting night, highlights included the first home run of Kennon Menard's career, Roberson's first home run of the season and Daniel Midyett's perfect night at the plate (3-for-3) to go with five RBIs.

Roberson finished the night 3-for-5 with two RBIs, in addition to his five runs scored, and fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Jameson Fisher, Andrew Godbold and Jacob Seward joined Midyett and Roberson in recording multi-hit games. Seward scored four runs while Fisher and Menard each scored a pair.

Fisher (three), Roberson, Godbold, Menard and Jordan Washam joined Midyett driving in multiple runs.

Sophomore right-hander Gabe Von Rosenberg (1-0) earned the win in his season debut, tossing five innings and allowing two runs. He surrendered seven hits, walking one and fanning three batters. Logan Riddell, John Gremillion, Brennan Catalano, Scott Szush and Jesse Buratt all saw time on the mound for the Lions in relief.

Southeastern travels to Central Arkansas for a three-game, Southland Conference series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. in Conway, Ark.