ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Missouri Western (15-13, 8-7) snaps a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over Missouri Southern (19-10, 7-8).
Fahd Shakeel was the man of the day for the Griffons. Two triples helped Western to the victory. Shakeel tripled in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at 5.
In the bottom of the eighth, he drove in Nolan Meyer with a triple to make it 6-5. Ryan Fischer added an insurance run with a single to drive in Shakeel to make it, 7-5.
Game two of the series is 5 p.m. Friday at Spring Sports Complex.