ARKADELPHIA — No. 10 Henderson State set a new program record for longest winning-streak on Monday afternoon when it defeated Southern Nazarene 16-4 in seven innings to capture its 14th win in a row.
The victory helped the Reddies surpass the 13-game streak of 1985 which has stood for nearly 40 years. HSU is now 14-0 and 6-0 in Great American Conference play and will play again on Friday when it opens a three-game series on the road at Arkansas-Monticello.
Henderson was all over SNU again on Monday and racked up 15 hits in the game. Every player in the original batting lineup had a hit and six different players each had two. Both Luke Farrar and Pate Fullerton finished with three RBIs.
Cade Tucker was dominant in five innings of work and allowed no runs on just one hit. Tucker walked five batters but struck out seven to earn his second win of the year.
Much like in the seven-inning contest on Sunday, the big inning from the Reddies burned the Crimson Storm in the series finale. With the game tied 0-0 in the third, HSU plated 10 runs on eight hits and three errors. Henderson went seven-straight at-bats without recording an out in the inning and sent 15 men to the plate.
The Reddies tacked on two more runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh to run away with the game and put the run-rule into effect. Henderson out-scored SNU 48-15 in the series and had more extra-base hits (26) than strikeouts (21).
During its 14-game winning-streak, HSU has outscored its opponents 141-60 and has scored 10 or more runs in eight of its last 10 games. The Reddies’ 14-0 record is the best of any NCAA DII team in the country as of Monday.