TAHLEQUAH --- Northeastern State managed a split with Eastern New Mexico on a windy afternoon at Rousey Memorial Field Friday with the Greyhounds coming from behind to capture game one 12-9 and the Redmen taking the nightcap 8-7.

The Redmen move to 2-7 on the year, and the Greyhounds mover to 11-3.

In game one, Coalgate freshman Jared Mixon led off the Redmen half of the first inning with a double to left center. Mixon advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly. Hector Morales would walk and later score on a double from Nash Garcia.

The Redmen continued to swing the bats well in the second inning as Tulsa junior Jason Roberts doubled and scored on a John Ford single and scored later in the inning to give the Redmen a 4-0 advantage after two inning of play.

The Greyhounds got on the board in the third innings as Justin Gee and Mike McDuffie hit back to back home runs to cut the Redmen lead to 4-3.

The Redmen answered back with four more runs thanks in part to a fielding error that accounted for three of the four runs in the inning. The Greyhound batters came alive in the fourth scoring two more runs to pull to within 8-5.

Nash Garcia’s solo home run in the fourth gave the Redmen a 9-5 advantage.

Tulsa freshman Jacob Lago replaced Cody Cisper who threw four complete inning giving up four hits, surrending five runs and struck out four.

Eastern New Mexico unleashed on the freshman, scoring five runs on just four hits to take the 10-8 lead. The Greyhounds continued to batter Redmen pitchers as five different pitchers saw action as Eastern New Mexico added two more insurance runs to take game one 12-9.

In the nightcap, the Redmen got an outstanding pitching performance from Owasso freshman Kevin Humphrey. Humphrey on gave up two runs and three hits through six innings.

The Redmen on the other hand chased off starting pitcher David Swinconos after two inning, scoring six runs and scattering six hits. Jeff Roemer came on in relief and pitched four innings giving up two runs and five hits.

The Greyhounds made things interesting in the top of the seventh, with NSU leading 8-2, Eastern New Mexico managed to ralley to score five runs, thanks to errors by the Redmen defense. Muskogee junior James Rappe came in and got the final out to secure the 8-7 Redmen win.

The two teams will play a double-header tomarrow afternoon starting at noon.

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