Carlson's Two Homers Not Enough as Bears Lose 10-5 to SDSU
Missouri State swatted a season-high three home runs, including two from Ben Carlson, but it was not enough as all three were solo shots and the MSU defense committed five errors in a 10-5 loss to South Dakota State Tuesday afternoon at Hammons Field.
Carlson’s fourth career multi-homer game included blasts in the fourth and ninth innings, and Dallas Hord hit one in the eighth. Aaron Conway extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the fifth, and Zak Swyhart had a sac fly in the seventh for MSU’s five runs.
The Jackrabbits grabbed a 5-0 lead after three innings, notching seven hits in the first three frames. While four of SDSU’s first five runs were earned, Missouri State errors in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings led to four of the final five visitor runs being unearned.
Missouri State fell to 4-8 on the season, and starter Adam Maddox (0-1) took the loss after three runs in two innings. The Jacks improved to 2-9. Kirby Morsching (2-1) picked up the win with 4.1 innings of relief.
The Bears and SDSU meet again at 3 p.m. Wednesday.