Deshazier hits grand slam in Arkansas State victory, Raffo gets 300th win

Deshazier hits grand slam in Arkansas State victory, Raffo gets 300th win

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

Arkansas State baseball head coach Tommy Raffo earned his 300th career win as the Red Wolves picked up an 8-4 victory Tuesday evening over Southeast Missouri State.

With the win, A-State improved to 22-16 overall while Southeast Missouri State fell to 16-21.

Noah Stone (1-0) pitched six innings, posting the first quality start of his career, only allowing one run on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk. Payton Lannon seen action in relief, pitching two innings allowing a run, a hit and a walk.

The home team bust the game opened in the sixth inning, tacking on six-spot, when Will Zimmerman scored on a wild pitch and Jaylon Deshazier launched a two-out grand slam to left, brining across Tyler Duncan, Jake Karst and Alex Howard. Deshazier finished the night, one-for-two with five RBIs, a home run and a walk.

A-State evened the score 1-1, in the fifth inning, when Jake Karst slashed a single through left field to welcome home Alex Howard. Karst finished the night one-for-three with two runs an RBI and a walk.

Southeast Missouri State scored first in the matchup on a fielder’s choice, then added another run in the seventh inning, to pull within 7-2, when Danny Wright scored on a throwing error.

The Redhawks rallied in the eighth inning, posting two runs, after Peyton Faulkner scored on a bases loaded walk and Connor Basler scored on a fielder’s choice to pull within 8-4.

The Red Wolves will return to action Thus. April 18 when they travel to Texas State for a three-game series. The first pitch for Thursday’s game is set for 6 p.m., while the series will continue Friday at 6 p.m. and conclude Saturday at 1 p.m.

For the latest on A-State baseball, including schedule changes, check AStateRedWolves.com and follow the team by logging onto the Arkansas State Baseball Facebook page or by following the team on Twitter (@AStateBaseball) and Instagram (arkansasstatebaseball).

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