Photo Courtesy: HSU Athletics (Charlie Hunnicutt)
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (HSU) -- Henderson State lost its final two regular-season games of the season as the Reddies lost to Ouachita Baptist 7-2 and 3-2, Sunday at Rab Rodgers Field in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Despite the setback, the Reddies will be the fourth-seed in next week's Great American Conference Tournament in Enid, Okla.
Henderson State, 23-25 overall and 17-13 in the GAC, will face third-seeded Arkansas Tech (31-19 and 18-12) on Saturday at David Allen Ballpark with the first pitch set for 7 p.m.
Henderson State managed just seven total runs in the three-game series against the Tigers and compiled a dismal .207 team batting average.
In Sunday's first game, OBU scored six unearned runs as the Reddies committed four errors including three miscues in the fifth-inning which led to five unearned runs in the frame.
Henderson's lone runs in the opener came in the fourth and fifth innings as Matt Evans had a RBI single in the fourth-inning to score Carlos Rodriguez who walked earlier in the inning.
Rodriguez drove in the second run in the fifth frame with a single to left field to plate Michael Corso who had a two-out single.
In the finale, the Reddies jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Tadarious Hawkins led off the game with a single up the middle and then scored on a double by Corso to right field. Corso then scored on a Rodriquez single to centerfield.
The Tigers, 22-24-1 and 14-16 in the GAC, tied the score in the fourth-inning on a two-run triple by Drew Feuerbacher.
In the Tiger sixth, Jace Melby led off the inning with a solo home run to left field which proved to be the game-winner.
The Reddies really never threatened after the second-inning as OBU pitcher Luis DeJesus retired 14 straight batters before giving up a single to Will Powell in the final inning.
Evans and Corso led the Reddies offensively with Evans going 3-for-6 with a RBI, while Corso was 3-for-7 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI.