EMPORIA,Kan. --The Missouri Southern baseball team saw its 13-game winning streak come to anend this afternoon as the Lions dropped both ends of a double-header at EmporiaState, 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 thesecond and three more in the third to go ahead 4-3 after three innings in gameone. ShaunHoover picked up an RBI in the second, scoring WillWagner 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 thebases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, but wouldn't make the same mistakein extra-innings as ESU scored a run in the eighth to take the game.
BrettAbell started the game for the Lions and went six innings, striking outnine, walking one and allowing three earned runs. DavidReese and BoBergen threw in relief with Reese taking the loss.
Wagner went3-4 in the game with two runs scored and three RBIs, while DallasBurke was 3-3 and SamRyan went 2-4. Hoover drove in a run, while TeeHelsel and Ryan scored a run each.
Game two sawboth teams tied after three innings at 3-3, but the Hornets scored fourunanswered runs over the final three innings to take the game.
The Lionsscored a run in the first on an RBI from Ryan, plating MichaelMcCoy. After an ESU run in their half of the first, the Hornets added twomore to go up 3-1 after two innings. Southern answered with two more runs inthe third on RBI's from ThomasWilson and Burke.
DrewNoble started for the Lions and went four and a third innings, while Bergenand Reese threw the final inning and two thirds in relief.
McCoy went3-4 with two runs in the game, while Wilson, Burke and Hoover had a hit and anRBI each.
The Lionswill be back in action this weekend traveling to fifth-ranked Central Missourion Saturday and Sunday.