GRAND PRAIRIE — Despite an 8-to-7 edge in hits, Southeastern was unable to come out on top in its season opener, falling to Washburn, 8-3, in the Airhogs Division II Tournament on Thursday.


Easton Elliott and Bryce Deatherage each picked up a pair of hits, with Elliott tripling and driving in a run while also drawing a walk. Drew Bolin, Austin Ferguson, Caleb Dubler and Jett Swigart each recorded a hit as well.


Elliott drove in a run and scored while Ferguson and Dubler each drove in runs and Deatherage and Brett Akins each scored a run.


Hayden Grimes got the start and struck out five over his 6.0 innings pitched, but was tagged for four runs, three earned, on five hits and suffered the loss.


Bailey Burks tossed an inning in relief and allowed three runs on a hit, with Scott Brinkley coming on to toss the only scoreless relief inning. Tiler Fletcher closed out the contest, allowing a run in an inning pitched. Each reliever recorded one strikeout.


The Savage Storm will aim to get back on track at 10 a.m. on Friday morning when they face Angelo State on Day 2 of the event.