Henderson State rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to sweep a double-header from Southeastern Oklahoma winning 3-1 and 7-6, Tuesday in Arkadelphia at Clyde Berry Field.

Henderson State rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to sweep a double-header from Southeastern Oklahoma winning 3-1 and 7-6, Tuesday in Arkadelphia at Clyde Berry Field.


The Reddies, off to their best start since joining the NCAA Division II in 1993, have won five straight and improved to 14-3 on the season.


After giving up five unearned runs in the fifth on an error, strikeout wild pitch that would have ended the inning and a catcher’s interference, the Savage Storm took a 5-2 lead after four.


Henderson scratched for runs in the fifth and sixth on an RBI single by Jonathan Dooley and a run-scoring single by Brandon Story to plate Evan Eary who doubled to lead off the inning.


Trailing 6-4, the Reddies put four straight hits together beginning with a Robert Gilbert double followed by a single by Dooley and an infield bunt single by Cody Duncan to load the bases. Gilbert scored on a Eary single, then Grant Dennis flew out to shallow left.


Story than tied the score at 6-6 on another single to left field with one out. Kendal Norman, who had a tough day at the plate, provided the winning sacrifice fly to deep centerfield which scored Duncan.


In the opener, Chris brown improved to 4-0 on the year with a complete game victory fanning four batters in the 3-1 win.


The Reddies trailed 1-0 in the fifth when Dennis single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Adam Ussery ran for Dennis and scored on a wild pitch. Henderson State took the lead when Jeremy Sauceda singled home Story who singled and stole second.


The Reddies added a much need run in the sixth on a solo home run by Robert Gilbert.


Southeastern Oklahoma, 8-5 on the year, threatened in the seventh loading the bases with two outs. Brown, however, got Cody Pearce looking at a third strike to end the game.


Gilbert was 4-for-6 on the day with a home run, double and a pair of RBI, while Eary was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.


The Reddies return to action Friday against Missouri-St. Louis with the first pitch set for Clyde Berry Field in Arkadelphia at 2 p.m.