Written by AO Monday, 24 March 2008 13:43
The Tabor College baseball team rallied from behind again Monday night in Hillsboro, using a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh by Tyler Suderman to finish off another late rally. The Bluejays trailed 8-0 after the first inning, but came roaring back to win 15-14 on Suderman's walkoff homer. Tabor won the second game 15-1.
The second game was almost over before it began, as the Bluejays jumped out to an 3-0 lead in the first that grew to 5-0 in the second, 13-0 in the third and 15-0 in the fourth. But the story of the game was Dustin Dick's effective pitching, as the Bluejay hurler allowed only three hits.
A bobbled ball after a single to center field put Manhattan Christian's first and only run at third base. The run came home on the next pitch, but shortstop Jordan Lago recorded the second out of the inning on a fine defensive effort. Lago dived to his right to knock down a sharply-hit ground ball and came up firing a cannonshot to Alfred Wilson at first base.
Dick struck out the final batter looking. It was his second strikeout of the inning and his fifth of the game.
Tabor plays Bethany tomorrow (Tuesday) in Hillsboro. The doubleheader begins at 4 p.m.