By Sports Information, snuathletics.com
For the first time this season Southern Nazarene picked up a Great American Conference series sweep by taking the third game of the series 10-1 over East Central Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson Storm (11-16, 6-12 GAC) jumped on the Tigers early and really never took the foot off of the gas to complete the three-game sweep and notch their fifth straight win.
SNU got its third straight complete game from its starting pitcher as Nate Saquilon (3-3) went the full nine innings and allowed just one run on six hits. He also struck out three.
Riley Morrow was perfect on the day as the sophomore went 4-for-4 with two runs scored as the Storm had 16 hits as a team. Scott Stanley was also 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Southern Nazarene scored four runs out of the gate in the bottom of the first. SNU had five straight base runners with an ECU error and four straight singles. Chance San Miguel drove in the first run with a single to center before Kyle Fultz singled through the left side to make it 2-0. Stanley then laced a single to right center before Austin Samulowitz hit into a fielder’s choice to put SNU up 4-0.
SNU added another in the second when Jacob Inbody singled through the left side to score Morrow to make it 5-0. The Storm pushed three more across in the sixth with the first two coming across on a Ryan Brosnan single to center. Brosnan then got in a run down between first and second to allow Morrow to score from third to give SNU an 8-1 lead.
ECU finally broke through in the top of the seventh with one in the top of the seventh, but scored two more on a Daniel Martinez double down the left field line to give the Storm a 10-1 lead.
The Storm step back outside of GAC play when they travel to Oklahoma City, Tuesday, for a 7 p.m, against former Sooner Athletic Conference rival Oklahoma City.
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