Softball to host ESU, WU

The Missouri Southern softball team dropped both ends of a double header Tuesday, falling twice at Missouri S&T, dropping game one 10-9 and game two 9-1.

The Lions (13-26) fell behind 6-0 after four innings in game one, but surged back with five runs in the fifth to cut the lead to one. Three errors led to the first two runs of the inning, before Kelli Bax unloaded for a three-run home run, scoring Megan Roark and Whitney Clute.

S&T (12-17) answered back with four in the bottom of the inning to go ahead 10-5.

Four more runs from Southern in the seventh wouldn’t be enough as the Lions came up just short. Brooke Hurley and Andrea Childs both homered in the inning.

Childs and Bax both had three-run homers in the game, while Childs scored twice. Childs, Roark, Hurley, Lauren Hasty and Natalie Nelson all had two hits each as the Lions banged out 13 hits in the game.

In game two, the Lions had four hits, while giving up 18 as Southern fell in six innings to the Lady Miners. Nelson had two hits in the game, while Clute and Volkmann had a hit each.

The Lions will be back in action this weekend when they play host to back-to-back conference double headers, first hosting Emporia State today and Washburn tomorrow.

Currently the Lions are in sixth place in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Associa-tion with a 3-3 record. The Lions will close out the regular season April 28 at home against UNO.