(WVUE) - Southeastern's plan to start the Southland Conference tournament with ace pitcher Mac Sceroler appeared to back fire, Wednesday. The junior gave up six runs allowing UNO to jump ahead 6-2 after five at-bats, but the Lions rallied to score ten runs and never look back en route to a 12-7 victory.
Southeastern narrowed the gap in the bottom of the fifth before back-to-back home runs in the next frame tied the game. From there, a four-run outburst in the seventh gave Matt Riser's team the lead they needed to close out the Privateers.
UNO will have a quick turnaround as the Privateers head into Thursday's 9:00 a.m. elimination game against Stephen F. Austin. Southeastern advances to the winners' bracket and will face third-seeded Sam Houston State Thursday at 4:00 p.m.