Lions fall in final two games at MIAA Crossover

Maryville, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern softball team lost two games in the final day at the MIAA Crossover today, falling 6-2 to Fort Hays and 10-1 to Nebraska-Omaha. 

Southern (15-35-1) got on the board first in game one against Hays, when Kelli Bax homered to lead off the game. Megan Roark then singled home Breanna Volkmann to give the Lions a 2-0 lead after the top of the first. 

Fort Hays (21-16) scored a run in the first, but went ahead with three in the third and added two insurance runs in the sixth to secure the win. 

Bax went 2-4 in the game, while Volkmann, Roark and Angie Turner had the Lions other hits. Tiffany Bennett started for the Lions and went four innings, while Bax pitched the final two. 

Nebraska-Omaha (34-9) scored first in game two with a run in the first inning, but the Lions tied it up with a home run from Roark in the second. 

The Mavericks broke the game open with six runs in the third and followed that up with three in the fourth. 

The Lions had hits from Volkmann, Roark, Brooke Hurley and Natalie Nelson in the game. Whitney Clute started and Bax relieved. 

The Lions will be back in action this Wednesday with a home double-header against Central Missouri at Kungle field. First pitch is slated for 3 pm. The game is a make up of a previous rain-out from earlier in the season.