PSU swept by Mules

Fall to 5-10 overall

| Dakota Smith reporter |

The Pittsburg State baseball team had a rough weekend.
In game one of a double header against the Mules of Central Missouri on March 7, the Gorillas had a tough time getting the bats going.
Central Missouri jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning. PSU scored one run in the fifth, but that would be all it would manage. Central Missouri took the win with a final score of 6-1. Senior Tyler Thompson took the loss, going five innings and allowing six runs on 10 hits.
Game two went even worse for the Gorillas.
Pitt State trailed 3-0 by the end of the third inning. In the top of the fourth, senior Cody Ball had two RBI doubles, making the score 3-2. Central Missouri’s turn at bat continued to strengthen its lead as the Mules scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth and added another three in the fifth, making the score 13-3.
The Gorillas responded by scoring four runs in the sixth, two of them coming on RBI singles by junior Spencer Booe and senior Tony Stoffregen. The Mules answered with four of their own in the sixth and went on to win 16-6.
Junior George Brandecker took the loss, going three innings and allowing four runs on three hits.
Game one on March 9 was the same story as game one on March 7. The bats had a tough time getting going.
Ball had an RBI single in the first, but Central Missouri would score seven unanswered and lead 7-1 after five innings. Ball hit a solo home run in the sixth, but Central Missouri added another two runs in the bottom half of the inning. The Mules took the victory by a final score of 8-2.
Junior Nathan Arnold took the loss, going six innings and allowing eight runs on seven hits.
The final game of the series followed after its predecessors. The Mules had a 10-0 lead after the first two innings. The only points for the Gorillas came on a two-run homer by Ball.
In the next four innings, Central Missouri rounded the bases nine more times with a final victory of 19-2.
Pitt State is now 5-10 overall and 3-8 in MIAA play. The Gorillas will look to get back on track at home in a four-game series against the Riverhawks of Northeastern State on March 14-16.

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