February 19, 2002|
Josh Cate's (Imperial, Mo.) eighth-inning grand slam home run proved to the game-winner as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville won the rubber game of a three-game series at Pittsburg State (Kan.) 8-7. SIUE, 2-1, also picked up a 5-0 shutout from Nick Seibert (Edwardsville) and Jeff Ebeler (Waterloo) in game two of the series. The duo scattered five hits and fanned four. The Cougars hit well in the series with a .343 batting average. The defense, however, struggled with 11 errors. SIUE faces McKendree during the week and then heads to Florence, Ala., for the weekend for a single game with North Alabama and two games with Southern Arkansas.