Baseball season coming to close

Two games still await the Missouri Southern baseball team after dropping four games last week.

Emporia State University hosted two double-headers with the Lions May 1 and 2.

On May 1, ESU won the first game 6-1 and Game 2 by a score of 12-0.

The first game’s lone Southern run came in the seventh inning when Luke Lawver, junior catcher/pitcher, homered. Michael Meyer, junior pitcher, picked up the loss, giving him a 3-10 record.

Game 2 started with Pete Marjamaa, senior pitcher, on the mound. He pitched 3.1 innings, giving him the loss for a 0-4 record.

On May 2 the Lions played another double-

header against ESU, losing both 13-4 and 11-3.

Game 1 saw runs by Warren Gaydusek, junior catcher/pitcher/infielder, and Juan Hernandez, freshman outfielder, in the third inning. Brett Velliquette, junior outfielder, and Hernandez scored the other two runs in the seventh. Chris Farmer, junior pitcher/first baseman, picked up the loss. He is now 0-3.

The Lions were scoreless in Game 2 until the sixth inning when Matthew Mantle, sophomore shortstop, was brought in by Kyle Knight, junior pitcher/outfielder. Velliquette and Hernandez each scored another run in the eighth. Lawver completed 6.1 innings, picking up the loss. He is 1-2 now.

The Lions are 9-39 overall and 4-24 in the MIAA. They take on Truman State University Saturday and Sunday at home in Joe Becker Stadium. Both days’ action starts at noon.