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Update: Baseball set to finish regular season

One series remains in the regular season for Mules baseball (32-12, 22-8 MIAA) as the team carries a 6-game win streak and stretch of 11 wins in 12 games toward the postseason.

The Mules completed a senior weekend sweep of Fort Hays State (3-37, 2-28 MIAA) in which they outscored the Tigers 48-5. The sweep was highlighted by a 27-1 win Saturday that only lasted seven innings.

Right fielder Erik Webb continued his dominant season at the plate going 6/11 with four RBIs and two home runs. His .430 batting average and 62 RBIs this season lead the Mules. Webb is also slugging an absurd .895, which, if it holds through the rest of the season would beat out Dave Goodwin’s 1998 record of .883.

Left fielder Josh Schumacher has caught fire with seven straight multi-hit games since returning to the lineup April 18. The junior was a constant threat to the Tigers going 8/11 with 7 RBIs and a home run in the sweep.

Second baseman Michael Sinks picked up multiple hits in all three games of the series with eight hits in 10 plate appearances. He also knocked three home runs and nine RBIs. Sinks is batting .311 on the season with eight homes and 46 RBIs.

The Mules will hit the road for the season finale and face Missouri Western (19-20, 16-14 MIAA) at Griffon Baseball Field in St. Joseph. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Game two is set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday with the series finale scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.

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