The Truman baseball team defeated Missouri Western on Sunday, defeating the Griffons 9-8, splitting the weekend series at 2 wins a piece. Pete Jurich and Devon Myers led the offensive charge for the bulldogs, with a combined 5 hits, 6 rbi’s and 1 homerun a piece. In the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded, Pete Jurich hit a bases clearing double to tie the game for the bulldogs. Paul Trenhaile would then come up with runners at the corners to hit a walk-off sacrifice fly that would score pinch-runner Weston Lewis for the win. Truman has won the last 8 out of 12 games with 8 straight-run decisions. Devon Myers went for 3-5 to pull within 1 hit of the all-time bulldog hit record. It was a back-to-back competition in game 4 starting with Missouri Western who took the 1-0 lead in the first inning. In the top of the ninth, the griffins had an 8-5 lead, but 2 hits by Pete Jurich and Paul Trenhaile, along with a walk and a single, would give the bulldogs the win.
In Tuesday’s contest against Maryville university, Devon Myers broke the bulldog all-time career hit record held by Pat Hardin to give the bulldogs their ninth straight-run 1 win, 2-1 and 8-3. Myers went 3 for 6 with a homerun, including 3 rbi’s and 3 runs scored to give Truman the victory. Truman has now won 10 out of the last 14 games. The bulldogs will return to action at home on Saturday to host the final conference series of the season against Pittsburgh State. First pitch is scheduled at 2 p-m.