After taking the 1-0 lead early by way of a Nick Doughty home run, the Lions fell behind 3-1 and couldn't hit their way back into the game. The 4-2 loss means Missouri Southern has to win both of their games Sunday to advance to Kansas City.
Meanwhile the seventh seed Pittsburg State had a tough matchup against the seventh ranked team in the nation Central Missouri. The Gorillas made a statement in game one with a 11-3 win, but game two was totally different story as the Mules dominated 16-4. The deciding game is set for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
As for the Gorillas' softball team, their season came to an end in the second round of the MIAA Tournament against Truman 4-3. Pitt State finishes with a 28-22 record overall.