Saturday, April 28, 2018

MSSU baseball falls 7-2 to Central Missouri

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Warrensburg, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern baseball team got a home run from Johnny Balsamo and two hits each from Mike Million and Denver Coffee, but the Lions couldn't hold off 23rd ranked Central Missouri and fell to the Mules, 7-2 in MIAA action. 

Southern (23-22, 11-20 MIAA) got a two-run homer from Balsamo to account for both runs. Million and Coffee had a pair of hits each, while Lenz scored a run. Alex Phillips, Lenz and Balsamo had a hit each. 

Corbin Osburn started and went six innings, striking out three, but falling to 4-4 on the season. Bradly Hersheyand Seth Mesey threw an inning in relief each. 

The Mules (31-12, 22-9 MIAA) got home runs from Justin Graff-Rowe, John Fairchild and Harrison Schnurbusch to power the offense. Luke Lucas started and went five and a third to move to 5-1, while Coby Seiz got his third save. 

The Mules got a run in the first, but Southern went ahead 2-1 after Balsamo's blast. 

Central got a run in the third to tie it in the second and went ahead with a run in the fourth which proved to be the game-winner. 

The two teams will be back in action tomorrow afternoon. First pitch is slated for 2 pm from Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field.

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