For Missouri Southern baseball, their season marches on. The Lions are set for their third national tournament appearance under head coach Bryce Darnell as they’ll head to Warrensburg for Central Regional play.
7th seeded MOSO will take on the 2-seed, Central Missouri Thursday at 3:30 to open the double-elimination tournament. It will be the fifth meeting between the top two programs in the MIAA this season, with the Mules winning three, including a 5-4 victory this past sunday in the MIAA tournament semifinal.
You couldn’t ask for a better matchup as this game will pit the top hitting team in the confrence with UCM leading the MIAA in batting average and RBIs against the MIAA pitcher of the year in Zach Parish.
With all five matchups this year decided by two runs or less, the Lions are excited for another go-around with Central Mo.
“I mean, the excitement in that room when we found out when we were playing UCM, it was real. And, everybody wants another piece.” said Southern sophomore pitcher, Zac Shoemaker.
“As a team, I think we’re really, really focused on getting one back from UCM.” began senior outfielder Mike Million, “It was kind of a heartbreak for a little bit for a lot of the seniors and everything so, getting one more crack at it, just gives us like a, little bit more drive for practice.”
“They gotta face our, our horse and we’ll face their horse and so it should be a great battle and our guys are definitely excited to get up there and play.” stated head coach, Bryce Darnell