Bluejays drop two to Iowa team

The Tabor College baseball team lost not only a doubleheader, but their starting first baseman Saturday afternoon against Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa.

The Jays lost the first game 8-5 and the second game 20-2.

In the fifth inning of the first game, senior Josh Parks collided with a base runner and suffered a broken arm, which will sideline him for the rest of the year.

The game started well for the Bluejays, who put up five runs in the first two innings.

Hillsboro native Austin Franz started the game on the mound and was strong from the start, setting down nine batters in a row through the first three innings.

Northwestern tied the score with two runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth.

The score stayed the same until the top of the tenth, when Northwestern scored three runs, all of which were unearned.

?We had several opportunities in extra innings with runners at scoring position, where if we had gotten a hit we would have won the game,? Myers said.

Kris Haynes went 4-for-5 on with a run scored and an RBI. Others with RBIs were Jerrod Ryherd, Tim Carroll, Ash Jones and Brian Morris.

The second game was not as exciting, as Northwestern scored early and often. Much of the early runs came off poor defensive play from the Bluejays.

?The first six runs were unearned,? said Myers. ?It is hard to get out of hole like that.?

The Bluejays gave up 18 hits and could only manage three of their own.

On Monday the Bluejasy split a pair of games with Bartlesville Wesleyan at Tabor. Tabor won the opener 12-5 and lost the nightcap 10-5.

With the split, Tabor?s record stays even at 5-5.

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