Bears Look Tired in Late-Night Loss to Sam Houston State
Missouri State looked like a team that began the day at the ballpark at 10 a.m. and played into the early hours of Sunday morning, dropping a sloppy 15-11 decision to Sam Houston State at Don Sanders Field in Huntsville, Texas.
The Bears, now 1-5 on the season, walked 14 batters and committed six errors, and pulled within two runs late at 7-5 before surrendering a six-run SHSU (6-2) seventh that put the game out of reach.
Ben Carlson had three hits in the game and broke up the Bearkats’ no-hitter in the fourth, and Zak Swyhart provided a two-run single in the sixth and another RBI in the ninth.
MSU freshman Brett Marshall notched his first career hit in the ninth, an RBI single with the bases loaded. Christian Overstreet added his second RBI hit of the night after that, and Aaron Conway knocked a three-run triple for a 15-10 score before Swyhart drove in MSU’s final run.
The Bears close the tournament Sunday morning at 10 a.m. against Nebraska (5-2-1) before returning home for a 3 p.m. Wednesday contest against Central Arkansas at Hammons Field.