2013 Baseball News

July 2, 2013
Dallas Burke begins professional baseball career
Missouri Southern outfielder Dallas Burke has begun his professional career as the former Lion is playing in the Pecos League as part of the Roswell Invaders.

May 30, 2013
Thomas Wilson named Academic All-American
Missouri Southern senior shortstop Thomas Wilson has been named to the Capitol One/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Team as announced by the organization today.

May 24, 2013
Shaun Hoover named to Rawlings/ABCA Central Region Gold Glove Team
Missouri Southern senior first basemen Shaun Hoover has been named to the Rawlings/ABCA Central Region Gold Glove team, the coaches association announced today.

May 19, 2013
Abell and Ryan named to Central Region All-Tournament Team
Missouri Southern seniors Brett Abell and Sam Ryan have been named to the 2013 NCAA Division II Central Regional All-Tournament Team, as was announced today after a vote of the media at the tournament.

May 17, 2013
Weather pushes baseball back to 1 pm
The Missouri Southern baseball team will have to wait one more hour as steady rain in the Mankato area has pushed back the start time for the Lions game today to 1 pm.

May 17, 2013
Southern baseball falls 7-3 to 8th ranked Central Missouri in NCAA Division II Tournament
The Missouri Southern baseball team fell victim to a five-run inning from 8th ranked Central Missouri and the Lions ended their season today, losing 7-3 to the Mules in the 2013 NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.

May 16, 2013
Baseball falls 1-0 on 14th inning squeeze to 5th ranked Minnesota State in NCAA Regionals
The Missouri Southern baseball team played a school-record 14 innings and Brett Abell tied a school record with 11 innings pitched, but a safety-squeeze in the bottom of th 14th, lifted fifth-ranked Minnesota State over the Lions 1-0 in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.

May 13, 2013
Baseball Regional Tournament Information Released
All of the games the Missouri Southern baseball team plays at the 2013 NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament will be streamed, both audio and video, for free via the internet.

May 12, 2013
Southern baseball named sixth seed in Central Region and will play Minnesota State-Mankato
The Missouri Southern baseball team has been named the sixth seed in the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament which will be hosted by Minnesota-State Mankato.

May 11, 2013
Southern baseball wins 2013 MIAA Baseball Championship with walk-off homer from Sam Ryan
Behind two separate two-out rallies, the Missouri Southern baseball team has won the 2013 MIAA Baseball Championship defeating fifth ranked Missouri Western on a walk-off three-run home run from Sam Ryan.

May 10, 2013
Southern baseball advances to MIAA title game with 4-3 win over #4 Missouri Western
Behind a complete-game performance from junior pitcher Ryan Bates, the Missouri Southern baseball team is in the championship game of the 2013 MIAA Baseball Tournament after defeating fourth-ranked Missouri Western 4-3 today at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

May 9, 2013
Lions have seven named All-MIAA
The Missouri Southern baseball team had seven players named All-MIAA, the league announced today as the team gathered in Kansas City for the second round of the 2013 MIAA Baseball Tournament inside CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

May 9, 2013
Helsel's grand slam helps lift Lions over Pittsburg State 9-0 in the MIAA Baseball Championships
A grand slam from Tee Helsel, as well as a complete-game shutout from Brett Abell lifted the Missouri Southern baseball team over Pittsburg State in the 2013 MIAA Baseball Championships at CommunityAmerica Ballpark today.

May 5, 2013
Southern baseball sweeps Northeastern State and moves on to Kansas City
The Missouri Southern baseball team took both ends of a double-header today against Northeastern State, winning 6-5 and 5-3, and the Lions advanced to the next round of the MIAA Tournament on Thursday in Kansas City.

May 4, 2013
Lions drop game one, 4-2 to Northeastern State in MIAA Tournament opener
Northeastern State scored two runs in the fifth inning and added a run in each of the eighth and ninth and came away with a 4-2 win over the Missouri Southern baseball team today in the opener of the MIAA Tournament series between the two schools at Joe Becker Stadium.

May 4, 2013
Baseball game with Northeastern State pushed back to 4 pm
Today's game one of the MIAA Tournament series between Missouri Southern and Northeastern State has been pushed back an hour.

May 3, 2013
Southern baseball series pushed back once again
Mother Nature has once again forced changes to the Missouri Southern baseball weekend schedule as the MIAA Tournament series with Northeastern State has been pushed back a day.

May 3, 2013
Wagner and Wilson named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Missouri Southern seniors Will Wagner and Thomas Wilson have both been named Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Capital One.

May 1, 2013
Baseball weekend schedule pushed back a day
With rain in the forecast for Thursday, the Missouri Southern Baseball program's weekend MIAA Tournament series with Northeastern State has been pushed back a day.

April 29, 2013
Baseball will be No. 3 seed and host Northeastern State in MIAA Tournament
The Missouri Southern baseball program has earned the third seed in the 2013 MIAA Baseball Tournament and will play host to the sixth seed Northeastern State this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Joe Becker Stadium.

April 28, 2013
Baseball splits at home with No. 5 Missouri Western
A walk-off, bases-loaded single by Zack Steadman in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Missouri Southern baseball team over fifth-ranked Missouri Western today in game one of a double-header at Joe Becker Stadium. Southern fell 8-4 in game two of the twin bill.

April 27, 2013
Southern baseball weekend schedule altered
The Missouri Southern baseball team has been forced to change its weekend schedule with visiting Missouri Western.

April 24, 2013
Southern baseball splits at Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern baseball team split a pair of games today at Pittsburg State as the Lions fell 5-0 in game one, but won game two, 6-4 as the two teams hooked up in a Sonic Trophy Series matchup.

April 23, 2013
Payton Walker named MIAA Pitcher of the Week
Missouri Southern freshman lefty Payton Walker has been named the MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league office today.

April 22, 2013
Baseball games at Pitt moved to Wednesday
The Missouri Southern baseball team has pushed its games with Pittsburg State back a day with rain in the forecast for Tuesday.

April 20, 2013
Baseball sweeps double-header at Southwest Baptist
Missouri Southern freshman lefty Payton Walker nearly missed out on a no-hitter and senior Nick Doughty six RBIs in game two as the Lions swept a double-header at Southwest Baptist today by the scores of 4-1 and 12-0.

April 19, 2013
Three-run eighth lifts Southwest Baptist over Southern 5-4 in baseball action
The Missouri Southern baseball team led 4-2 going into the bottom of the eighth, but a three-run inning lifted Southwest Baptist over the Lions 5-4 today in Bolivar.

April 17, 2013
Southern baseball with Central Oklahoma cancelled
The baseball double-header with Central Oklahoma will not be played and the series has been cancelled.

April 16, 2013
Baseball with Central Oklahoma postponed due to weather
Due to the rain that has moved through the Joplin area overnight and continues to fall, the baseball double-header with Central Oklahoma scheduled for today will not be played.

April 14, 2013
Lions drop series finale at Central Missouri, 12-2
Central Missouri scored eight runs in the first and defeated the Missouri Southern baseball team 12-2 today in the series finale in Warrensburg.

April 14, 2013
Pending weather forces schedule changes for Southern baseball
The threat of impending rain on Wednesday of this week has forced a change in the Missouri Southern baseball schedule.

April 13, 2013
Southern baseball splits a pair at 5th ranked Central Missouri
The Missouri Southern baseball team scored seven runs over the first three innings of game two today and split a pair at fifth ranked Central Missouri.

April 11, 2013
Baseball sees streak end with double-header loss at Emporia State
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.

April 9, 2013
Southern baseball at Emporia State pushed back to Thursday
Due to expected rain coming into the Emporia, Kan. area today, the baseball games between Missouri Southern and Emporia State slated for today will be pushed back to Thursday afternoon.

April 7, 2013
Ryan's RBI lifts Lions to 13th straight in 2-1 win over Washburn in 11 innings
An RBI single through the right side for Sam Ryan lifted the Missouri Southern baseball team to its 13th-straight win and the Lions defeated visiting Washburn, 2-1 in 11 innings today at Joe Becker Stadium.

April 6, 2013
Baseball sweeps Washburn and runs streak to 12
The Missouri Southern baseball team swept an MIAA double-header today at home against Washburn, moving its win streak to 12 now, winning 4-1 in the opener and 9-2 in game two.

April 4, 2013
Warren Turner to be inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame
Warren Turner, the all-time wins leader in baseball at Missouri Southern State University, will be inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame, the league announced today.

April 3, 2013
Baseball sweeps a double-header from College of the Ozarks
The Missouri Southern baseball team swept a double-header today from visiting College of the Ozarks, winning game one 5-4 and game two, 5-2.

April 2, 2013
Baseball adds a double-header against College of the Ozarks for Wednesday
The Missouri Southern baseball team has added a double-header to its schedule, as the Lions will play two games tomorrow (Wednesday) against College of the Ozarks at 1 pm in Joe Becker Stadium.

March 30, 2013
Baseball wins eighth straight in series sweep of Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern baseball team completed the series sweep against Northwest Missouri today and won its eighth-straight game, taking down the Bearcats 11-4 in the series finale.

March 29, 2013
Southern baseball picks up a pair of come-from-behind wins at Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern baseball team picked up a pair of come-from-behind wins today as the Lions defeated Northwest Missouri 4-2 and 4-3 in MIAA action.

March 27, 2013
Southern baseball sweeps Northeastern State at home
The Missouri Southern baseball team swept a double-header today from visiting Northeastern State, downing the RiverHawks 12-2 in game one and 5-4 in game two.

March 25, 2013
Southern baseball with Northeastern State pushed back to Wednesday
Due to the snow that came through the Joplin area this weekend, the Missouri Southern baseball game with Northeastern State has been pushed back to Wednesday to allow time for the field at Joe Becker Stadium to dry off.

March 23, 2013
Southern sweeps Lincoln behind pair of complete-game performances
Behind a pair of complete-game wins from Brett Abell and Payton Walker, the Missouri Southern baseball team swept Lincoln in the final two games of the series this afternoon, winning 3-0 in the opener and 7-4 in the finale.

March 22, 2013
Southern baseball wins series opener at Lincoln, 6-3
The Missouri Southern baseball team took the series opener today at Lincoln University, beating the Blue Tigers 6-3 in a game that was originally scheduled to be in Joplin.

March 21, 2013
Southern baseball games moved to Lincoln due to weather issues
Due to the winter weather that is coming through Joplin today, as well as the rain that is planned for this weekend, the baseball series with Lincoln University has been moved to Jefferson City in an attempt to get the games in.

March 20, 2013
Baseball splits a pair at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern baseball team split a pair of MIAA games at Northeastern State today, winning game one 5-4, but dropping game two, 7-3.

March 19, 2013
Brett Abell named MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Missouri Southern senior left handed pitcher Brett Abell has been named the MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league office today.

March 17, 2013
Baseball takes series finale, 15-8 against Truman
The Missouri Southern baseball team scored early and often and took out Truman 15-8 in the series finale at Joe Becker Stadium today.

March 16, 2013
Southern baseball splits a double-header with Truman State
The Missouri Southern baseball team split an MIAA double-header today, losing game one 3-2, but taking game two 5-2 behind a strong pitching performance from Brett Abell.

March 12, 2013
Southern baseball drops a pair to Emporia State
The Missouri Southern baseball team dropped both ends of a double-header today to visiting Emporia State, falling 9-6 in the opener and 17-3 in the nightcap.

March 9, 2013
Southern baseball drops two non-conference games
The Missouri Southern baseball team dropped a pair of non-conference games today, losing 8-6 to Central Methodist and 11-8 to Ottawa at Joe Becker Stadium.

March 7, 2013
Southern baseball adds two games this Saturday
The Missouri Southern baseball team has added a pair of games to its schedule this Saturday against both Ottawa (Kan.) and Central Methodist (Mo.).

March 6, 2013
Baseball Lions split double-header with Pittsburg State
The Missouri Southern baseball team split a double-header today against Pittsburg State, winning the opener 4-1, but dropping the nightcap 5-2.

March 5, 2013
Southern baseball adds non-conference game against Nebraska-Kearney
The Missouri Southern baseball team has added a game to its schedule this week.

March 4, 2013
Southern baseball splits an MIAA double-header against Fort Hays
The Missouri Southern baseball team split an MIAA double-header today against visiting Fort Hays State, dropping game one 7-6, but winning the night cap 14-3 in seven innings.

March 2, 2013
Southern baseball series moved to Joplin
The Missouri Southern baseball team has changed its schedule of games with Fort Hays State this weekend, and has moved the series to Joplin instead of Hays.

March 1, 2013
Baseball weekend schedule altered
Due to the lingering effects of recent snow, culminating with cold tempartures for tomorrow in Hays, Kan., the double-header between the Missouri Southern baseball team and Fort Hays has been postponed.

February 28, 2013
Lions split double-header at Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern baseball team split an MIAA double-header today at Central Oklahoma, dropping game one, 5-3, but rebounding to take the nightcap, 6-3.

February 26, 2013
Baseball games at Central Oklahoma pushed back a day
Due to the snow that has once again pushed through the nation's midsection, the scheduled double-header on Wednesday between the Missouri Southern baseball team at Central Oklahoma has been postponed.

February 24, 2013
Southern baseball series with Nebraska-Kearney cancelled
This weekend's baseball series with Nebraska-Kearney has had two different schedule changes due to the snow and ice that came through the Joplin area this week, but the field was just not playable today and the weekend series has been cancelled.

February 23, 2013
Mother nature forces more baseball schedule changes
Once again, weather has forced changes to this weekend's Missouri Southern baseball schedule.

February 22, 2013
Schedule changes for Southern Baseball
The Missouri Southern baseball team has announced some changes to its upcoming schedule.

February 20, 2013
Lions baseball change weekend schedule
The Missouri Southern baseball team has altered its weekend schedule with Nebraska-Kearney with the impending weather that should hit Joplin tonight and tomorrow.

February 18, 2013
Lions win series finale at Lindenwood, 8-7
An RBI double from Thomas Wilson scored Tee Helsel and the baseball Lions took game three of the series against Lindenwood today, 8-7 in St. Charles.

February 17, 2013
Southern baseball drops both ends of double-header at Lindenwood
The Missouri Southern baseball team fell in both ends of a double-header today as the Lions opened up MIAA play at Lindenwood. Southern lost game one by the score of 7-0 and game two 3-2 in 11 innings.

February 12, 2013
Baseball weekend schedule altered
Pending weather in the St. Louis area this weekend has forced the changing of the baseball schedule for the Lions games at Lindenwood.

February 10, 2013
Baseball completes four-game sweep of Montana State-Billings
The Missouri Southern baseball team completed the four-game sweep today with a pair of wins against Montana State-Billings, winning game one by the score of 11-6 and taking game two, 7-3.

February 9, 2013
Lions sweep double-header to open season
The Missouri Southern Baseball team picked up a double-header sweep today, defeating Montana State - Billings 10-3 in game one and 7-4 in game two.

February 8, 2013
Southern Baseball opens 2013 season with four games in Minnesota
The Missouri Southern baseball team will open up the 2013 season this weekend with four games in the Metrodome against Montana State Billings.

January 31, 2013
Southern baseball picked tenth in the preseason Baseball Writers Central Region Poll
The Missouri Southern baseball program has been picked tenth in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason Central Region Poll, the organization announced.

January 30, 2013
Selected Missouri Southern Baseball Games to be covered live on 1450 AM The Score this season
The Missouri Southern athletic department has announced that seven regular-season baseball games and every game at the MIAA Tournament will be covered live on AM 1450 The Score this season.

January 23, 2013
Lions Baseball picked to finish sixth in 2013 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll
The Missouri Southern baseball team has been picked to finish sixth in the 2013 MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll, the league announced today.

November 29, 2012
Southern baseball signs six in early signing period
Missouri Southern baseball coach Bryce Darnell has announced the signing of six individuals for the 2014 season as part of his early signing period. Each of the players will start school with Southern this fall.

October 12, 2012
Free hot dogs highlight final game of final baseball fall practice
Fans coming out to watch the final fall baseball practice this year will be treated to free hot dogs at Joe Becker, next Friday, Oct. 19.

August 14, 2012
MSSU Baseball signs 17 newcomers for 2013
Missouri Southern baseball coach Bryce Darnell has announced the addition of 14 newcomers to his 2012 recruiting class that will start play with the Lions beginning in the spring of 2013.