Two-Minute Drill: All-OVC Basketball Honors & Baseball Hosts Purdue

Mar 2, 2017

Three Redhawks student-athletes have earned recognition from the Ohio Valley Conference for their outstanding seasons. Redhawk women's basketball senior guard Bri Mitchell was named to the First Team All-OVC team. On the men's side, senior Antonius Cleveland was named First Team All-OVC, and freshman Denzel Mahoney earned the OVC's Freshman of the Year award, along with Second Team All-OVC and All-Newcomer Team honors.

The men and women both came into this week with a berth in the OVC Basketball Tournament in Nashville - the first time that both teams have made the trip to the tournament since 2007. The women entered the tournament as the 8 seed, while the men were the number 5 seed. Both teams played in the OVC Tournament First Round on Wednesday. Complete coverage of the Redhawks at the OVC Tournament is available at GoSoutheast.com.

The Redhawks Baseball team returns to action at home this weekend, coming off an impressive three-game sweep in their home opening series last week that improved their record to 5-2. Southeast will host Big Ten opponent Purdue, in what is a sort of homecoming for the Boilermakers head coach. Mark Wazikowski spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State on Mark Hogan's staff, including the 1998 season when he helped coach the team to the program's first ever NCAA Regional appearance.

First pitch today is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. first pitch on Saturday that will feature the first free tailgate of the season at Redhawks Baseball. Jimmy John's will be providing free sandwiches to fans, and River Eagle Distributing will be providing free beverages to fans 21 and older. The series wraps up on Sunday at 1p.m.  Admission to Redhawk Baseball at Capaha Field is always free and open to the public.

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