After being shut out twice by Kansas Wesleyan March 31 in Hillsboro, the Tabor College baseball team went 2-3 last week, scoring 22 runs in five games.
Tabor hammered Manhattan Christian 10-0 April 2, then dropped the first game of a doubleheader 3-2 against Central Christian on their home field Friday. The second game went to Tabor 7-5 as pitcher Dustin Dick improved his record to 2-0.
At Bethany on Saturday, the Swedes hammered Tabor 11-1 in the opener. The second game was considerably more competitive on account of high quality pitching, but marginal defense teamed up with anemic offense to spoil Andrew Cook’s solid outing in a 6-2 loss.
“Defense and protecting the baseball has been a recurring theme for us,” coach Chad Newhard said.
Cook held Bethany to two earned runs, but was scratched for four unearned markers thanks to three Bluejay errors.
Designated hitter Clayton Kessler recorded two of Tabor’s five hits in the contest.
Coming—Tabor (5-9) has a doubleheader at Sterling slated for Wednesday and a twinbill on the road Saturday at Friends. Tabor hosts Ottawa Tuesday.
“Right now, one game separates third from seventh in our conference,” Newhard said. “We’re still very much in control of our postseason destiny.”