(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Western ran its winning streak to 13 on Friday with a doubleheader sweep of Northeastern State.
In game one, starting pitcher Brandon Simmons became the all-time wins leader for the baseball program allowing just two runs and striking out five through seven innings in a 15-2 victory.
Simmons, a senior from Kansas City, Kan., picked up his 28th career win at Western. He is now 4-0 in 2013 with a 2.53 ERA.
Offensively, Missouri Western (14-3, 9-0 MIAA) scored three runs before recording an out.
Kyle Simpson hit a three-run home run to put the Griffons ahead in the first inning.
The Riverhawks responded with two runs in the top of the second, but wouldn't score the rest of the way.
Simpson finished the game 4-5 with four RBI and a homer.
Grant Fink also went yard in the first contest while driving in for runs.
Game two had a much closer finish to it.
Down 5-2 heading to the bottom of the seventh, Shawn Egge scored from third on a passed ball to cut into the lead.
Later in the inning the Griffs tied the game on RBI singles from Michael Schulze and Nate Ramler.
Still tied 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth, Kyle Simpson drove in Bubba Dotson from third to give Western a 6-5 advantage.
Logan Hollingsworth shut the door on the Riverhawks in the ninth sealing the 6-5 win.
Hollingsworth pitched three innings in relief not allowing any hits or walks to earn the win.
Egge and Schulze each led the Griffs in hits in game two going 2-4.
Missouri Western and Central Missouri are the only teams still undefeated in MIAA games.
The Griffons wrap up its three game series with Northeastern State Saturday afternoon at the Spring Sports Complex.