The Rogers State baseball team picked up three more wins on a weekend trip to Wichita and extended its win streak to a record 10 games.

The Hillcats banged out 44 hits and scored 38 runs in victories over York (Neb.) College, Friends University and Newman University.

Rogers State improved to 16-11 with the weekend sweep. The Hillcats will return home on Tuesday for a showdown against Oklahoma Baptist. The conference opponents will play a single game at Hillcat Field with first pitch slated for 2:30 p.m.

Ryan Littlejohn closed out the road trip with home runs in both games on Saturday, putting an exclamation point on an historic week for the sophomore outfielder. Littlejohn homered in three consecutive games, and batted .695 (16-for-23) with eight doubles and two triples. He scored nine runs and drove in 12. At one stretch, he was 14-for-15.

The Hillcats made quick work of York College in Game 1.

Littlejohn just missed an opportunity to hit for the cycle in consecutive games. He followed up his 4-for-4 performance on Thursday with a single, a triple and a homer against York. He was left standing on deck when the third out was made in the sixth, needing a double to complete the cycle.

Blake Hollingsworth led off the top of the sixth inning with a homer over the center field wall, giving RSU a 12-2 lead. Reid Heskett worked a scoreless sixth to give the Hillcats a run-rule victory. Starter Brent Hill (4-2) picked up the win with five innings of work.

Rogers State scored in every inning of Game 2, dropping Friends by a score of 16-8.

Jake Brumble led off the first inning with a walk and Littlejohn followed with a two-run homer. Friends responded with six runs in the bottom of the first. However, it wouldn’t take RSU long to climb back ahead. The Hillcats tied the game with three runs in the second and one in the third, then took the lead for good with a four-run fourth inning.

Greg Speed clubbed his first homer of the season in the sixth and finished the game 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Andrew Sherman chipped in with three hits and two runs scored as freshman Creston Moon (1-3) earned his first collegiate win in relief.

It appeared the streak would be halted at nine games until some late-inning heroics against Newman on Sunday. The Hillcats trailed, 9-3, entering the eighth inning but plated four runs in the eighth and three in the ninth to secure a come-from-behind victory, 10-9.

Sherman and John Vaughn spurred the rally with RBI base hits in the eighth and ninth. Sherman and Vaughn each finished with two hits and three runs batted in. Brett Trzcinski (1-1) earned the win in scoreless relief.

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