Lions drop two at Arkansas Tech

Russellville, Ark. -- The Missouri Southern baseball team scored eight runs over two games, but lost both ends of a double-header today at Arkansas Tech, falling 4-1 in game one and 11-7 in game two. 

Southern (2-4) scored a late run in the opener as Dane Kolkmeyer drove in CJ Matthews with a single in the seventh inning. Garrett Groom started for the Lions and went the distance, and gave up four runs on five hits.

Arkansas Tech (6-3) scored four runs over the fifth and sixth innings in game one. A sacrifice fly in the fifth, followed by a pair of sac fly's and an RBI single in the sixth led to the runs. 

Zach Caldwell went 2-4 in game one, while Jacob Taylor, Matthews and Kolkmeyer had a hit each. 

The Lions went up 4-1 in game two after their half of the third as a pair of RBIs from Shayne Hoke helped spark the early output. 

The Wonderboys, however, answered back and scored ten runs over the third, fourth and fifth innings to put the game away. 

The Lions scored two runs in the fifth and picked up a run in the sixth on a home run from Taylor. Caldwell went 3-4 in game two with two RBIs and a run scored. Skyler Rawlins was 3-4 with two runs, while Hoke was 3-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run. Patrick Deao went 2-4 with an RBI. Zach Porath started for the Lions and went two innings. 

Southern will be back in action this weekend when they play host to Rockhurst for a pair of games on Saturday at Joe Becker Stadium. First pitch is slated for 1 pm.