Lions sweep double-header from Missouri S&T, 6-5/7-3 - KOAM TV 7

Lions sweep double-header from Missouri S&T, 6-5/7-3

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Press Release MSSU:

The Missouri Southern baseball team swept a double-header from visiting Missouri S&T today, winning game one 6-5 and game two 7-3. 

The Lions (6-0) came-from-behind in game one as Southern scored five runs over the final two innings to take out the Miners (1-4). 

S&T scored a run in the first inning of the opener, but the Lions answered back with a run in the second on a sacrifice fly from Jesse Rall. After the Miners had scored four unanswered, the Lions scored two in the fifth and three in the sixth. 

Jon Davis and Mitchell Osburn had RBIs in the fifth, while Chris Hoffman and Rall would homer in the sixth. 

Payton Walker started and went four innings, striking out four and walking one. Kyle McCulloch went two innings and struck out two for his first win of the year, while Kanon Hover pitched a scoreless seventh for save No. 3. 

Hoffman went 3-3 in the game with a pair of runs and an RBI, while Rall went 2-2 with two runs and three RBIs. 

The Lions jumped out on top in game two with three runs in the third inning. Hoffman and Rall had RBIs in the inning. 

After S&T scored twice in the fifth, the Lions added three more in the bottom half of the inning on RBIs from Tee Helsel, Chad Shannon and Matt Smith

The Lions scored two more in the sixth on an RBI from Helsel and a wild pitch. 

Cody Hutchinson started and went all seven in the game, striking out three and walking just one. Rall went 2-3 in the game with an RBI, while Helsel drove in two and scored once. Richie Gorski went 2-3 with three runs scored. 

The Lions will be back in action on Friday afternoon as Southern plays host to Lindenwood. First pitch is slated for 3 pm. 
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