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NSU Sports

February 20, 2013

NSU baseball splits with Emporia State

NSU briefs

The Northeastern State baseball team recorded a doubleheader split with Emporia State Tuesday afternoon at Thomas C. Rousey Field.

The Hornets (2-6, 1-4 MIAA) took the first game 7-5, and the RiverHawks (3-2, 3-2 MIAA) earned the 7-3 twilight victory.

Junior right fielder Cody Robinson and sophomore catcher David Weber both led NSU with .600 batting averages on the day. Robinson had a team-leading five runs batted in, while senior second baseman Chad Davidson and sophomore first baseman Preston Cash both scored three times.

In first game, Northeastern State jumped on top 4-0 after the first inning, but two three-run frames from the visitors allowed the Hornets to come from behind and take the opening game 7-5.

In the second game, the RiverHawks again jumped on top early and this time held on for the 7-3 victory. NSU bookended three runs in the first and eighth innings, while adding an insurance tally in the third to earn the split.

NSU outhit the Hornets 11-8 and was led by Robinson’s three RBI. Wilkins, Davidson and Cash all collected two hits.

Northeastern State will now play host to Truman State this upcoming weekend. The RiverHawks and Bulldogs will lock up for a single game at 1 p.m. Feb. 22, followed by a noon doubleheader Feb. 23.

The games were originally scheduled to be played in Kirksville, Mo., but poor weather conditions have forced the change of venue.

Savchenkov earns MIAA weekly accolade

Kristina Savchenkov was named the MIAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

The freshman member of the Northeastern State women’s tennis team earned her first-career laurel after a dominant start to her career.

She has posted a perfect 10-0 record against Division II opponents, with her most high-profile singles victory coming over No. 12 Natalia Kozel of Drury (6-4, 3-6, 6-4)

Her and senior doubles partner Ivana Belejova also defeated the No. 22-ranked Camila Quesada and Alexis Bartek of Northwest Missouri State 9-8 (7-5).

The RiverHawks have started the season 6-1, which includes a narrow 5-4 loss to No. 22 Drury and a 4-3 win over Division I Oral Roberts.

A tough test awaits Northeastern State, as the team will meet No. 28 Tarleton State at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 in Arkadelphia, Ark.

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