Baseball team struggles with consective losses

Six losses faced the Missouri Southern baseball team in this past week’s action.

On April 14, the Lions played a double-header against Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

MWSU pulled out 16-6 and 6-3 wins over Southern.

The first game of the double-header saw Lions’ runs from Brett Velliquette, junior outfielder; Landon Harris, senior outfielder; Kyle Cupp, junior third baseman; Chris Farmer, junior pitcher/first baseman; and two from Warren Gaydusek, catcher/pitcher/infielder.

Andrew Doennig, junior pitcher, was credited with the loss.

In the second game, Velliquette, Harris, and Farmer scored the runs for Southern, and Pete Marjamaa, senior pitcher, earned the loss.

April 15, MWSU again hosted a double-header with the Lions.

This series went to the Griffons, 10-5 and 5-2.

Velliquette; Harris; Gaydusek; Juan Hernandez, freshman outfielder; and Matthew Mantle, sophomore shortstop, picked up the five Southern runs.

Michael Meyer, junior pitcher, threw the complete game, giving him the loss.

In the second game, Harris and Cupp scored the runs.

Aaron Jenkins, junior pitcher/infielder, was credited with the loss.

On April 19, Southern traveled to Warrensburg and lost both games of a double-header to Central Missouri State University.

CMSU won the first game 6-3 and the second by a score of 9-3.

The Lions record is now 8-32 overall and 3-17 in the MIAA.

Friday and Saturday, the Lions will be in action in Topeka against the Ichabods of Washburn University.