SEMINOLE - Following a superlative four-hit shutout by Wyandotte freshman Jared White in the first game, Northeastern A&M's Golden Norsemen split a Bi-State Athletic Conference double-header with Seminole State College Tuesday at Seminole's Memorial Stadium.
White, a 6-1 righthander, recorded eight strikeouts and walked one in a seven-inning 6-0 complete game.
White scattered four singles by the Trojans while boosting his record to 3-1 on the year.
The Trojans scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a 5-2 victory in nine innings of the second game.
While the split snapped a seven-game winning streak by coach Roger Ward's Norsemen, NEO stands 16-8 on the season and 1-1 in the conference.
Seminole is 166-7 on the year and 1-1 in the league.
Weather permitting, both teams are expected to tangle Saturday in a 1 p.m. double-header at Homa Thomas Field.
NEO grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning of the first game.
After both Mike Sodders and Taylor Clark grounded out to shortstop, Wesley Starkes walked.
On a 2-2 count, left fielder Josh Botts (a freshman from Commerce) hit his fourth home run of the season over the left field fence.
A lead off single by Carl Moniz led to an NEO run in the top of the third inning.
After stealing second, Moniz advanced to third on a fielder's choice by Jared Jordan. Jacob Taylor reached on an error as Moniz scored to create a 3-0 NEO lead.
With two outs in the top of the fourth inning, Botts doubled to left-center.
After Matt Cassell walked, both runners scored on a double to right-center by Moniz.
Cassell tripled to right-center with one out in the top of the sixth inning.
Moniz followed with an RBI single up the middle for NEO's final run.
Botts and Moniz each had three hits to pace the 10-hit Golden Norse offense. Cassell added a triple and single.
Both teams scored single runs in the fourth inning of the second game.
With one out, Moniz touched Seminole starter Kale Murphree for his second home run of the season to give the Norse a brief 1-0 lead.
Seminole responded in the bottom of the fourth inning after Joe Patterson was hit by a pitch with one out.
Ky Burgess walked before James Lavinskas singled to left-center, scoring Patterson for a 1-1 tie.
Trojan first baseman David Chester doubled to right-center to start a four-run seventh inning for Seminole.
After Lavinskas was hit by a pitch, Luis Argumedes doubled to right-center, scoring both Chester and Lavinskas.
Blake Gentry lined a single to right, scoring Argumedes.
A single by Cale Ellis knocked out NEO starter Trent Montgomery and kept the inning going.
Reliever Cameron Taylor hit Jeffrey Meadows to fill the bases.
Patterson walked scoring Gentry for a 5-1 Seminole lead.
With two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Botts connected for his fifth home run over the left-center field fence to conclude the scoring.
Both teams managed only five hits each.