MANKATO, Minn. -- The Missouri Southern baseball team fell victim to a five-run inning from 8th-ranked Central Missouri and the Lions ended their season Friday, losing 7-3 to the Mules in the 2013 NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament.
Southern (34-22) started the game with a run in the top of the first when Sam Ryan drove in Michael McCoy for the game's first run.
Lions' starter Drew Noble threw well and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He left the game in the eighth and picked up the loss to fall to 7-4 on the season. He threw seven innings, striking out three, and allowing just two hits and two earned runs.
MANKATO, Minn.-- The Missouri Southern baseball team played a school-record 14 innings and Brett Abell tied a school record with 11 innings pitched, but a safety-squeeze in the bottom of the 14th, lifted fifth-ranked Minnesota State over the Lions, 1-0, in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament Thursday night.
The Lions (34-21) picked up a stellar pitching performance from Abell as the senior from Miami, Okla., went 11 innings, striking out 11, allowing just five hits, and walking two to earn the no-decision.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pittsburg State University men's track coach Russ Jewett and Lincoln University's women's coach Victor Thomas have been named the Outdoor Track and Field Coaches of the Year by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Jewett receives the award after leading the Gorillas to its second consecutive conference outdoor title and the program's ninth MIAA outdoor title overall.