The Tabor baseball team once again fell to their nemesis today as they faced off with Sterling College in the championship round of the KCAC tournament. The Bluejays lost, 9-5, as once again they struggled to get hits against the Warriors and committed costly errors on defense.
They lost another low-scoring match-up to Sterling College in the semi-final round yesterday afternoon, 8-6. Tabor earned a 6-0 lead by the fourth inning, helped by a home run from KCAC Player of the Year Art Corona, but they let the Warriors break free for a five-run scoring burst in the sixth inning. Sterling added two more runs in the following innings to finish the job. The loss knocked the Bluejays down into the loser’s bracket, where they had a rematch with Kansas Wesleyan to earn another chance at Sterling in the championship.
Tabor’s high-powered offense found its stride again against Kansas Wesleyan in a 19-14 victory yesterday evening. The Bluejays started things off with six runs in the first inning and kept the tally rolling to take the win. Matt Cardona hit a home run for Tabor.
With the conclusion of the KCAC tournament, Tabor holds a 41-13 overall record. They are next scheduled to compete in the opening round of the NAIA tournament, where they will play host back at Hobbart-Detter Field in Hutchinson May 10-14.