Southern baseball drops two to Northeastern State
Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern baseball team dropped both ends of a double-header today to visiting Northeastern State as the Lions fell 11-2 in game one and 4-3 in game two.
Northeastern State (18-20, 14-16 MIAA) broke the game open with five runs in the third inning, only two of which were earned.
NSU added two in the sixth and four in the seventh to put the game away.
Southern had hits from Natick, Logan Moon and Harper as NSU starter Ryan Helsley limited the Lions to three hits.
The Lions got a run across in the first in game two, as well, on an RBI from Moon, scoring Natick.
Northeastern added two runs in the fourth and the fifth, before Southern answered back with a run in the fifth on an RBI single from Moon, and another run in the sixth on an RBI from Osburn.
The RiverHawks added an insurance run in the ninth to put the game away.
Payton Walker started and went seven and two thirds, striking out four and walking just one. He allowed four runs and took the loss, moving his record to 5-3 on the season. Stephen Vaughn threw an inning and a third in relief.
The Lions will be back in action tomorrow with a double-header with NSU beginning at 1 pm from Joe Becker Stadium.