Baseball sees streak end with double-header loss at Emporia State
Emporia, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern baseball team saw its 13-game winning streak come to an end this afternoon as the Lions dropped both ends of a double-header at Emporia State, losing 5-4 in game one and 7-3 in game two.
Southern (24-13, 18-11 MIAA) went down 3-0 after the first, but the Lions added a run in the second and three more in the third to go ahead 4-3 after three innings in game one. Shaun Hoover picked up an RBI in the second, scoring Will Wagner and Wagner added to the lead in the third with a three-run home run, his fourth of the season.
Emporia (22-14, 20-11 MIAA) tied the game with a run in the fifth. The Hornets left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, but wouldn't make the same mistake in extra-innings as ESU scored a run in the eighth to take the game.
Game two saw both teams tied after three innings at 3-3, but the Hornets scored four unanswered runs over the final three innings to take the game.
The Lions scored a run in the first on an RBI from Ryan, plating Michael McCoy. After an ESU run in their half of the first, the Hornets added two more to go up 3-1 after two innings. Southern answered with two more runs in the third on RBI's from Thomas Wilson and Burke.
Drew Noble started for the Lions and went four and a third innings, while Bergen and Reese threw the final inning and two thirds in relief.
McCoy went 3-4 with two runs in the game, while Wilson, Burke and Hoover had a hit and an RBI each.
The Lions will be back in action this weekend traveling to fifth-ranked Central Missouri on Saturday and Sunday.