Led by Dylan Becker’s career-best four-hit game and 6.2 innings of relief from Sam Perez, Missouri State extended its win streak to six games Tuesday with an 8-2 victory over Saint Louis at the Billiken Sports Center. MSU scored seven times in the last three innings to post its 18th comeback win of the season.
Becker, who finished the night 4-for-4 in his 200th game in a Missouri State uniform, recorded hits in his first three plate appearances before tying the game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh. The senior infielder then sparked an eighth-inning rally with the first of three-consecutive run-scoring singles that turned a two-run lead into a 7-2 cushion.
Perez (6-1) limited the Billikens (31-17) to a single run–a fourth-inning homer by Josh Bunselmeyer–while scattering six hits and striking out a career-high 10 batters.
The victory gave the Bears a final non-conference mark of 23-7 and hiked their road record to 15-4 heading into this weekend’s series with Southern Illinois in Carbondale.