The Saline baseball team moved closer to its second straight SEC Red title Monday after a doubleheader sweep of Ann Arbor Huron.

The Hornets hold a four-game lead with four games left and an incomplete game with Ann Arbor Skyline that was suspended with a 4-4 tie. The game will be made up if necessary. A win Wednesday against Huron will clinch at least a share of the conference title for the Hornets.

Saline held off a Huron rally to take the first game 7-5 Monday.

The first seven batters reached base in the bottom of the third as Saline plated six runs with Ian Furlong and Brandon Wise collecting RBI singles.

Huron answered back with five runs in the fourth with just one hit in the inning to cut the lead to 6-5.

Saline pushed the lead to 7-5 in the sixth with a sacrifice fly by Johnny Arvai and Devin Lilley put the River Rats down in order in the seventh for the win.

Furlong finished with two hits and two RBI, while Wise and Austin Abbate each had a hit and RBI. Noah Reeves and Matt Mareno each had a hit and run scored for the Hornets.

Lilley earned the win on the mound, striking out three.

The Hornets scored in each of the first three innings and took a 6-0 win in the second game.

Wise was dominant on the mound, striking out 12 and allowing just two hits in the complete game win.

Caleb Helmer, Reeves, and Arvai each had two hits and an RBI. Reed Muir and Cole Kreuzer each had a hit and scored a run, while Hunter Easton and Colton Tousa had a hit and RBI each.

Saline improved to 25-4 overall and 15-1 in the SEC Red.

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