Zach Carter's grand slam highlighted a big third inning that propelled Missouri S&T to a 13-1 win in the opener of Sunday's 13-1 opening game win over Illinois-Springfield – earning a record-tying mark for pitcher Zack Gronek -- but the Miners couldn't overcome a six-run second inning posted by the Prairie Stars in the nightcap and had to settle for a split with the 7-5 setback.


Zach Carter's grand slam highlighted a big third inning that propelled Missouri S&T to a 13-1 win in the opener of Sunday's 13-1 opening game win over Illinois-Springfield – earning a record-tying mark for pitcher Zack Gronek -- but the Miners couldn't overcome a six-run second inning posted by the Prairie Stars in the nightcap and had to settle for a split with the 7-5 setback.

The split puts the Miners at 10-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and 17-14 overall heading into a key week of conference play.