MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Fort Hays State baseball team dropped the series finale to Northwest Missouri State on Sunday (April 7), 16-1. The Tigers moved to 3-27 overall and 2-19 in the MIAA, while the Bearcats moved to 17-15 on the season and 13-8 in conference action.
Offensive production was hard to come by for the Tigers in the contest as they were only able to squeeze in four hits on the afternoon. Marcus Altman led the way with a 2-for-2 outing at the dish. Ryan Grasser and Jordan Wilkerson were the other Tigers to earn base pokes.
FHSU used four pitchers with Jake Taylor (0-5) starting the game on the mound. Taylor tossed 3.2 innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits with one strikeout. Cody Rottinghaus, Cole Zimmerman and Jake Vieira pitched the rest of the way out of the bullpen. Rottinghaus allowed four runs on four hits, Zimmerman was charged with five runs on four hits and Vieira (0.1 IP) had a scoreless outing.
The Tigers will be back home for a four-game swing, beginning with a non-conference contest against Bethany College on Tuesday (April 9). First pitch from Larks Park is slated for 6 p.m.