Griffon Score 21 Runs, Pummel Fort Hays

Published 04/25 2014 06:35PM

Updated 04/25 2014 10:33PM

(ST. JOSEPH) Fueled by 21 runs, Missouri Western swept the first of two doubleheaders in their last weekend of the regular season, defeating Fort Hays State 12-3 and 9-1.

Ryan Degner drove in four runs on three hits in game one, including his eighth home run of the year. 

The Griffons bounced FHSU starter Tyler Patty (2-6) by tagging him for five runs after just 1 1/3 innings. MWSU hung four runs in the first and third innings and plated the first 10 runners overall. 

Dylan Koch recorded six RBI on four hits on the day, driving in three runs in each game. 

Grant Woods (5-2) allowed three runs on five hits while striking out five Tigers over five frames. 

MWSU (26-17, 22-14) kept the Tigers off the board until the ninth in game two, scoring nine unanswered off eight hits. Degner and Trevor LaHonta each notched two RBI. 

Josh Lansangan (3-2) was even more effective in his start, tossing seven scoreless innings while giving up five hits and striking out five. 

The Griffons conclude the regular season with two more contests with FHSU on Saturday.

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