ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ERIC CLARK
The Tabor College baseball team split two games with Sterling College Saturday afternoon in Sterling.
The Bluejays picked up a 7-3 win in the first game with a solid pitching performance by Bluejay ace Danny Douglas.
“Danny pitched a great game,” coach John Sparks said. “I thought we did a great job rebounding after a couple of tough losses earlier this week at Baker.
“We were facing two legitimate D-1 pitchers, and I’m real proud of the way the team responded to the challenge.
“I think we really came out wanting to win.”
Kris Haynes was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored.
“Kris Haynes is continuing to hit the ball well,” Sparks said.
The Bluejays gathered 10 hits and one error in the win.
Tabor lost the second game of the doubleheader, 9-7, despite outhitting the Warriors 10-7. The Jays committed four errors.
Grant Brubacher led the Bluejay attack going 2-for-4, including a double and an RBI. Tyler Marsh also went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Casey Witt homered and had three RBIs.
“Ty did a great job and Grant really stepped up and hit the ball well,” Sparks said. “We’ve seen some pretty good pitching.
“Some of the teams we’ve played outside of the conference are good or better than the teams we will play in the conference.”
Baker University-The Tabor Bluejays faced a tough Baker University team Thursday and lost both games of their doubleheader by run rule, 32-6 and 15-2 in the first and second game, respectively.
Mid-America Nazarene-The Bluejays couldn’t hold off a strong Mid-America team last Tuesday, falling 15-6 in the first game and 11-6 in the second game of the double-header at Tabor Field.
Coming-After last week, the Bluejays were 5-11 overall and 3-1 in the KCAC.
Tabor hosted Bethany College yesterday and will host Central Christian College from McPherson on Saturday.