TOPEKA, Kan. — Missouri Southern moved out to a 4-0 lead Friday and went on to defeat host Washburn 4-1 in an MIAA baseball game.

Both teams went to 9-2 in the conference with the Lions moving to 18-6 overall and Washburn 16-9.

Cole Woods, the winning pitcher, went the first seven innings before being relieved in the eighth by Kyle Moore. Woods (4-1) struck out six batters and walked none en route to a six-hitter.

Casey Steward (1-1) tossed the entire nine innings, struck out nine batters and walked one. He also pitched a six-hitter.

Nate Mieszkowski, Missouri Southern second baseman, went 3 for 4, driving in one run.

Missouri Southern first baseman Matt Miller picked up his 10th home run of the season in going 1 for 3.

Trevor McCollum went 2 for 3 for Washburn, while teammate Ike Book had the only RBI for Washburn.

The Lions will play a doubleheader at noon Sunday in Washburn.  

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