After winning two of three games played the last two days, Northeastern A&M's Golden Norse baseball team travels to Shreveport, La., Friday through Sunday to play in the Bossier Parish Classic at Fairgrounds Field.
Coach Roger Ward's Golden Norsemen carry a 6-3 season record into the three-day classic. The Norse square off against Texarkana, Texas at 5 p.m. Friday in a nine-inning contest.
NEO faces Navarro College at 1 p.m. Saturday before playing host Bossier Parish at 7 p.m. Both games are scheduled for nine innings.
The three teams collide again on Sunday with the Golden Norse playing Navarro at 1 p.m. followed by Bossier Parish at 4 p.m.
Squaring off against arch rival Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College in a nine-inning game on Tuesday at Homa Thomas Field, the Golden Norsemen scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory.
A solo home run by Steve Anderson gave the Golden Norse a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Red Ravens tied the score in the top of the fifth inning off NEO starter Jason Doyle on a single by Johnny Roberts and a RBI single by Arin Fowble.
Coffeyville scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning on doubles by Dustin Mommau and Jonathan Carnes and a single by Roberts.
NEO cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Samuel Felman and a RBI base hit by Carl Moniz.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth, singles by Marc Mimeault, Christian Mirabal, Anderson and Felman rallied the Golden Norse.
Jeff Maxey earned the victory after Matt Ross relieved Doyle in the seventh inning. After Ross gave up two runs on three hits, Maxey pitched two scoreless innings allowing only one hit.
Anderson led the nine-hit Golden Norse offense with a homer and two singles. Mimeault and Felman added two singles.
Traveling to Neosho, Mo., on Monday, the Golden Norsemen split a double-header with the Crowder College Roughriders. Crowder won the first game 8-4 before NEO earned a 5-4 victory in the nightcap.
Mirabal, Anderson, Roberts and Raymond Rivera collected RBIs as the Golden Norse withstood a three-run seventh inning by the Roughriders to win the second game.
NEO scored five runs on only three hits as Mirabal had two singles and Mimeault added a double.
Against Crowder in the first game, the Roughriders scored four runs in the first inning and four in the fifth frame to gain an 8-4 win.
Home runs by Anderson and Mirabal were part of the seven-hit NEO attack.