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Southeastern sweeps HBU behind three homers, Landry's complete game one hitter

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, May 08 2022 May 8, 2022 May 08, 2022 10:37 PM May 08, 2022 in Sports
Source: Southeastern Athletics

HAMMOND, La. – Sophomore pitcher Andrew Landry tossed the 21st one-hitter in program history Sunday as the Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team defeated Houston Baptist, 12-0, in seven innings to complete a sweep of the Southland Conference series at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.
With the win, Southeastern (22-25, 12-9 SLC) maintains a share of first place in the Southland standings. The Lions are tied with McNeese (27-21, 12-9 SLC). Tied for third place, just one game back of first, are HBU (18-31, 11-10 SLC), New Orleans (25-20, 11-10 SLC), Nicholls (24-20, 11-10 SLC) and Northwestern State (23-24, 11-10 SLC).
SLU scored in every inning on the way to its first run-rule victory over a conference opponent since a 10-0 win over HBU in eight innings on May 20, 2021.
Evan Keller led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple to right-center field. He scored on Rhett Rosevear's RBI groundout. Two batters later, Preston Faulkner added his conference-leading 13th home run of the season. The solo shot was the 33rd of his career, tying him with Jeremy Gross (1997-98) for second place on the Lions' all-time list.
Southeastern went up, 3-0, in the second inning when Rhett Rosevear was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. It marked the 30th time this season Rosevear has drawn an HBP, a total that leads the nation.
As the Lions' lead grew, Landry locked down the HBU bats. The right-hander from Slidell, Louisiana struck out seven of the first 10 batters he faced, including fanning the side in the third.
Christian Garcia added to the lead in the third, driving in a pair with a double inside the third-base bag.
Keller and Rosevear blasted back-to-back home runs leading off the fourth, staking the Lions to a 7-0 lead. It was the sixth of the season for Keller and the third for Rosevear. Both are career-highs.
The Huskies broke up Landry's no-hit bid with one out in the fifth, but he promptly retired the next two batters on fly balls to end the inning.
In the bottom half of the inning, SLU picked up four runs. Tyler Finke drew a bases-loaded walk and Faulkner followed with the third triple of his career, clearing the bases. He now has 158 RBIs in his career, passing Ty Summerlin (2006-09) into third place on the Lions' all-time list.
Southeastern scored one final run in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Nick Ray drew a two-out walk and scored one batter later on Connor Manola's RBI double off the wall in left-center.
Landry (3-5) finished off the game by retiring the final eight batters he faced, to earn the win. In addition to the fifth-inning single, he also walked two batters. Landry struck out seven batters over seven innings pitched, both career-highs. It is the first complete game and shutout of his career.
It was the first one-hitter spun by the SLU pitching staff since Mac Sceroler and Derrick Mount combined to accomplish the feat on April 30, 2016, also against the Huskies.
HBU starting pitcher Matthew Charles (3-1) suffered the loss, allowing seven runs in 3.1 innings of work.
Faulkner (2-for-4), Garcia (2-for-2) and Keller (2-for-3) each turned multi-hit performances for the Lions. Faulkner drove in four runs while Rosevear drove in three and Garcia plated a pair.
Southeastern wraps up the regular season on the road. Traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a Tuesday matchup at No. 14-ranked LSU and then on to Thibodaux, Louisiana for a conference series, Thursday through Saturday, at Nicholls.

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