ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The Missouri Southern baseball team continued its heavy hitting as the Lions knocked out four homers in a 13-5 win today at Flagler.
Freshman Grant Harris had a pair of long balls for the Lions (2-0), while Henry Kusiak and Dexter Swims had one each. Harris drove in two and scored twice, while Swims had three RBIs and two runs scored. Tommy Stevenson and Joe Kinder had a pair of hits each, while Stevenson scored three times. Matt Miller was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Jordan Fitzpatrick and Troy Gagan had a double each, while Kinder had two of his own.
Will Bausinger started and went five and two thirds, striking out eight. Cale McAllister went an inning and a third with three strikeouts, while Chase Beiter and Scott Duensing had a pair of strikeouts in an inning each.
Flagler (0-2) was limited to seven hits from the Southern pitching staff with Jake Kaufman picking up a pair of hits.
The Lions got on the board first with three runs in the top of the first. With a pair of runners aboard, Swims hit a shot to straightaway center field for a three-run homer, scoring both Fitzpatrick and Stevenson.
Flagler answered with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning, but Kusiak picked up a two-run homer, scoring Clay Milas to put the Lions up 5-2.
The Lions added a run in the fourth on Harris’ first home run of the game and Flagler scored three more in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 6-5, Southern. Harris hit home run number two, this time a three-run bomb an inning later to make the score 10-5, Lions.
Southern added three more runs in the sixth with Stevenson scoring on an RBI double from Fitzpatrick. Gagan then doubled home Fitzpatrick, forcing a pitching change. the final run of the inning came on an RBI single for Miller.