Bluejays drop season-opening games to Saint Mary College at Tabor Field

Bad weather cancelled Tabor College’s first three scheduled contests, but their first outing on the field on Saturday against Saint Mary was a bit stormy, too. The Bluejays lost both games of a double header, 8-5 and 5-3.

In the first game, the Spires broke a 4-4 tie in the fourth inning, taking command with three runs against starter Mike Feltman. Saint Mary added a final run on a home run in the top of the seventh.

Tabor managed only seven hits against the Spire pitchers. Chris Stucky drove in two runs on a first inning double and Graig Carlson drove in two runs with a first-inning single and a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the seventh.

In the second game, the Spires scored two runs in the first off Tabor starter Austin Frantz.

Tabor came back with a run of their own after Kris Haynes was hit by a pitch and eventually came around to score on a single by Jerrod Ryherd. Saint Mary added another run in the third inning and scored two more in the fifth, all against reliever Travis Davis.

Tabor scored its second run of the game after Thomas Friudenberg doubled and eventually scored on a ground out by J.R. Mendoza.

The Jays’ third and final run came in the next inning. Haynes got on base on an error, advanced on a single by Stucky and then scored on a single by Carlson.

Tabor is scheduled to play Sterling and Bartlesville Wesleyan on the road this week, then will entertain MidAmerica Bible College at home at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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