RAYMOND, Miss. — Surrendering 27 runs in two days, Northeastern A&M’s 9th ranked Golden Norsemen lost three of four games played at Division II Hinds Mississippi Community College.
The Eagles defeated the Golden Norse 6-3 Monday evening after coach Roger Ward’s Norsemen defeated Henry Ford Community College of Dearborn, Mich., 10-3 earlier in the day.
The Eagles swept a double-header from the Norsemen by 12-3 and 6-5 scores on Sunday.
With the three losses, the Golden Norsemen are 10-3 on the season.
The Norse are scheduled to travel to Coffeyville, Kan., Wednesday, for a 2 p.m. nine-inning clash with Coffeyville Community College.
Against the Norse in Monday’s nightcap, the Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning to break a scoreless duel. A two-run home run by Beau Wallace scored Chris Jones before Akiko Thompson doubled and scored on a RBI single by Daniell Gilbert.
The Eagles added a run in the bottom of the third after Caleb Baucum was hit by a pitch. Justin Smith doubled to right-center scoring Baucum for a 4-0 cushion.
A walk to Pierson Waring started a two-run fourth inning for Hinds. Thompson was hit by a pitch before Tyler Atkins singled scoring both runners.
NEO responded with one run in the top of the fifth inning. Pete Hoyt reached on an error by Wallace at second base. After a single by Kevin Meyers, Hoyt scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Cody Riley.
Singles by Samuel Groleau and Josh Schnable along with a walk by Nick Shiplett filled the bases for NEO in the top of the sixth inning. Samuel Domingue singled scoring Groleau. Mark Podlas bounded into a fielder’s choice scoring Schnable for NEO’s final run.
Domingue and Meyers had two hits each as the Golden Norse outhit the Eagles by a 9 to 8 margin.
A four-run first inning and a five-run fifth carried the Golden Norsemen to a 10-3 win over Henry Ford College Monday afternoon.
Right fielder Nick Shiplett led the five-hit Norse attack with a double and triple and two RBIs while Hoyt added a triple and RBI, Calvin Ellis a double and RBI and Domingue a single and three RBIs.
Hinds erased a 5-4 Norse lead with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a 6-5 victory Sunday night. The Eagles scored two runs on two walks and three hit batsmen to earn the come-from-behind win.
Podlas collected two of the six Golden Norse hits while Riley added a three-run double in the four-run fourth inning.
The Eagles began Sunday by scoring two runs in the first inning, four in the third, two in the fifth and four in the sixth on the way to a 12-3 rout.
A two-run double by Riley highlighted NEO’s three-run sixth inning.
Podlas, Domingue and Shiplett had two hits each to pace the 10-hit Norse offense.