The Hornet baseball team won the three-gram series against Lindenwood in Pryor, Okla. March 3-4 with a 12-inning, 6-5 win in game two, and a 16-hit, 11-0 win in game three.
Dakota McKaskle pitched a complete sixth inning performance in the first game with five strikeouts. But the Hornets gave up three runs in the final inning and lost.
After a short seventh inning game in the double header, the Hornets needed 12 innings before they won game two. After three unearned runs, they brought Brenton Higgins in during the top of the third for relief, and he shut the Lions out.
The Hornets brought everything they had in the final game with 11 run shutout performances.
Shawna Talkington got the start and struck out the Lions to start the game. Blake Sturgeon secured a leadoff homerun for a 1-0 lead.
Eric Dawson had five for five hits at the bat with four RBIs, a homerun and a double. Sturgeon went four for five with two RBIs, while Aaron Rea hit a homer on 2-3 with three RBI performances.
The Hornets will play in familiar territory when they welcome Fort Hays at 1 p.m. March 9 in a double header at home.