[Information provided by: NSU Athletics]
A pair of two-run extra-base hits by Michael Sullivan and Matt Williams in the third inning led McNeese State to a 5-4 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Saturday afternoon to give the Cowboys a series sweep.
The Demons (9-21, 0-6 Southland Conference) dropped their 13th straight game, and second straight league series. The Cowboys improved to 17-9 overall and 5-1 in Southland Conference play.
Both Andrew Guillotte and Chayse Marion scored on a one-out double to right center from Sullivan in the third inning. Guillotte reached on a lead-off single, and Marion on a hit by pitch.
Sullivan and Jackson Gooch scored when Williams tripled to right center to give the Cowboys a 4-0 lead.
The Demons answered with three runs in the next frame that started on a bunt single from Todd Wallace. He advanced to second when Nick Purdy was issued a walk, and both advanced a base after a wild pitch.
Brinson singled to left field to score Wallace, and Purdy scored on a sacrifice fly from Edwin Gomez. Two batters later Zack Costa hit an infield single to score Brinson from third base.
The deciding run came in the fifth inning when Williams hit a sacrifice fly to score Gooch, who led off the inning with a single through the left side.
NSU's Matt Burns hit a home run to left field on two-strike pitch to push the game to its final score.
Andrew Adams (0-4) got the start for the Demons and took the loss after he allowed four runs on four hits and walk in 2.1 innings. Joey Parrack was responsible for the fifth run and worked 2.1 innings and gave up five hits.
Michael Clemens started for the Cowboys and pitched 3.0 innings and gave up three runs on five hits. Tyler Parke (2-0) took the win after he worked 3.2 innings and allowed run on five hits. Lucas Quary (4) got the save on a perfect inning.
The Demons will return to action on Friday when the play Central Arkansas at 6:30 in Brown-Stroud Field.