Women sweep Newman and Drury

Brown breaks single season MIAA HR Record | Dakota Smith reporter | The Pitt State softball team has won its last five games and currently sits 27-23 overall and 9-13 in MIAA play. Pitt State took on Drury University in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 16. In game one senior Tiffany Brown hit a two-run home run. This was her 24th of the season, which broke the MIAA single-season record. Junior McKenzie Rynard followed with a solo home run of her own. Junior Avery Beard and freshman Kylie Guthier hit RBI singles to give the Gorillas a 5-1 lead. Sophomore Alex Perez hit a home run in the third to give Pitt State a 6-0…

Now 15-27, overall

Baseball loses five strait | Michael Bauer Sports Editor | The Pitts State baseball team has lost its last five games and now sits at 15-27 overall and 10-21 in MIAA play. The Gorillas took on their rival Missouri Southern on April 15. Pitt State got off to a good start with an RBI single by junior Nathan Arnold. The Gorillas scored another run in the second on a ball by Missouri Southern pitcher Skylar Hill. The game fell apart for the Gorillas in the sixth and seventh innings. The Lions scored three runs in each inning to take a 6-2 lead. Pitt State scored two runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Arnold…

Finished at home

Farrow named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week | Dakota Smith reporter | The Pitt State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 6th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on April 12. This was the final home meet of the year for the Gorillas. Freshman Bo Farrow was named the MIAA Field Athlete of the Week. Farrow won the discus with a throw of 179.5 and finished second in the shot put with a throw of 54-5.25. Sophomore Garrett Appier finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 52-7.75. Junior Jeff Piepenbrink won the pole vault, clearing 16-5.5; freshman Jayce Phelps placed second with a clearance of 16-5.5. Junior Marquise…

Baseball ends 9-game losing streak

| Dakota Smith reporter | The Pittsburg State baseball team has snapped its nine-game losing streak with a victory against the University Missouri-St. Louis Tritons on April 9 at Al Ortolani Field. In game one, the Gorillas trailed 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth when senior Cody Ball singled home a run to get the Gorillas on the board. Ball would score two batters later on a sac fly by senior Jacoby Martin. Senior Kyle Dickens kept things going with a towering home run to left field, tying the game at three. Junior Luke Bordewick followed Dickens with a solo home run of his own to put the Gorillas up 4-3. In the bottom…

Men win at ESU

| Dakota Smith reporter | The Pittsburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Emporia State University’s State Farm Relays on Saturday, April 5, in Emporia. The men won the event with 157 points and the women finished in sixth. On the men’s side, the Gorillas had four individual winners. Sophomore Garrett Appier won the shot put with a throw of 56-3. Junior Jeff Piepenbrink won the pole vault with clearance of 16-0.75. Freshman Bo Farrow won the discus with a throw of 168-2.5. Farrow also finished third in the shot put with a throw of 53-8.5. Junior Marquel Nickens won the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.61. Senior James…

21-21 overall

Softball sweep Missouri Southern | Michael Bauer sports editor | The Pitt State softball team swept their rival Missouri Southern in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday, April 9. In game one, the Gorillas jumped to a 6-0 lead after the bottom of the second. Junior McKenzie Rynard got things started with a solo home run. Sophomore Jordan Bradshaw had an RBI single. Senior Brenna George had a two-RBI double and senior Tiffany Brown had a two-RBI single. Missouri Southern scored two in the top of the third to make the score 6-2. The Gorillas scored three in the bottom of the fourth. The first run came on an RBI single by Rynard and the…

Softball splits Lindenwood, 17-17 overall

| Dakota Smith reporter | The Gorilla softball team has lost five of its last seven games. On Friday, March 28, Pitt State faced Northwest Missouri State for a doubleheader in Maryville, Mo. The Gorillas trailed 9-0 after the first two innings of game one. PSU scored three runs in the fourth, one coming from a solo home run by junior McKenzie Rynard. The other runs were scored off of a two-RBI single by sophomore Jordan Bradshaw. The Gorillas added another run in the fifth and sixth innings, but could not catch up to the Bearcats, who won the game with a final score of 9-5. Game two also failed to go in favor of…

Golf ends 4-day competition

| Michael Bauer sports editor | The Pittsburg State golf team spent the weekend competing at the Bethel Spring Invitational on Sunday, March 30, before heading south for the Central Oklahoma Broncho Invitational on Tuesday, April 1. Pitt State tied for fifth place at Bethel out of the 16 teams competing and placed 11th out of 12 teams competing at UCO. In Bethel at the Newton’s Sand Creek Golf Club, the Gorillas took a team score of 648 in the 36-hole competition. Junior Jordan Dunham and junior Brandon Winfrey led the Gorillas with 161 scores each. Both athletes finished in a tie for 20th place among individuals. Dunham and Winfrey also posted rounds of 76…

Baseball loses five strait

| Dakota Smith reporter | The Gorilla baseball team’s most recent defeat came Tuesday, April 1, at home against the Lions of Missouri Southern. The Gorillas were unable to get anything going offensively with a final score of 3-0. Lion’s pitcher Skylar Hill pitched seven and two-thirds shutout innings to get the win. Junior Jake Stevenson took the loss for the Gorillas, pitching four innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits. The Lions added one more run in the eighth. Senior Brad Foss was the only Gorilla with a multihit game, going 2-4. On March 28-30 the Gorillas went to St. Charles, Mo., to take on Lindenwood. The first game of the series on…

10 first-place finishes

Strong showing in first outdoor meet | Dakota Smith reporter | The Pittsburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams started their outdoor seasons at the PSU Invitational Saturday, March 29, at Prentice Gudgen Track. For the men, freshman Bo Farrow took first place in two events. He won the discus with a provisional qualifying (PQ) mark of 163-6. Farrow also took the top spot in the shot put with a PQ mark of 54-10.75. Senior Steven Mann won the long jump with a PQ mark of 23-8. Marquise Cushon won the triple jump with a PQ mark of 48-8.75. Junior Luke Wilson placed second in the hammer throw with a PQ mark of…