The Hornet baseball team had a successful couple of days traveling to Kirksville, Mo., where they swept the Truman State Bulldogs in three games Friday and Saturday.
Starting off their double -header Friday, neither team could seem to get on the board, going scoreless until the ninth inning when infielder Zack Carlson hit a double up the middle to run infielder/outfielder Blake Sturgeon home. The Hornets took control of the nightcap with two runs in the first, eight in the third and another in the fourth to dominate the Bulldogs, 11-0.
Truman took control of the third game early, holding the Hornets scoreless while scoring two runs in the first two innings but could not hold on to the lead, letting Emporia score six runs in the fifth. The next four innings went scoreless, putting the Hornets on top, 6-4.
After sweeping Truman, the Hornets upped their overall record 20-14. After tossing a two-hit shut out against Central Oklahoma last week, Kevin Shaffer was named MIAA Pitcher of the Week.
If the weather allows, the Hornets hit the field again today at Trusler Sports Complex to take on Missouri Southern State.