Tabor baseball goes 1-1 in first double-header of weekend series

The Tabor baseball team went 1-1 in yesterday’s double-header with York College at Wichita State’s stadium, trouncing York 14-3 in the first game before dropping the second game, 2-5.

Both teams started out the first game as cold as the blustery day, not scoring any runs in the first two innings. In the third inning York warmed up a bit, scoring three runs. The Tabor bats came alive, sizzling York with 12 straight runs in the bottom of the third. The Bluejays tacked on another two runs in the bottom of the fourth, prompting officials to call the game when York did not score any additional runs at the top of the fifth.

Adam McCormick had one run and four runs-batted-in for Tabor, and teammate Kori Melo had three RBIs and two runs. Brent McKinnon pitched all five innings for the Bluejays, allowing 12 hits and three runs while striking out two.

Tabor started the second game well, scoring one run in the first inning and another in the fourth, while preventing York from scoring any runs in the first four innings. York found their groove in the fifth inning, scoring five runs on the Bluejays to take back the lead. York eventually won it, 5-2.

Melo and Koby Temple each scored one run for the Bluejays, with McCormick and Tanner Stevenson scoring an RBI each. Jonathon Murray pitched 4.1 innings, allowing three hits and five runs and striking out four. Steve Traumann pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two hits and striking out one, and Darius Iacono pitched one inning for the Bluejays, striking out one in one inning.

The Bluejays were scheduled to face off with York again in a double-header today to finish off the weekend series.

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