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The Tabor baseball team was 4-2 last week to hold an 18-2 KCAC record, 28-10 overall.

“We played well for the most part,” coach Mark Standiford said. “Alex Mann had a very good week, collecting two saves and one win.”

Friends—Tabor won three of four games in its series with the Falcons (8-12, 16-22), starting with a doubleheader split Friday.

Tabor began in convincing fashion, defeating the Falcons, 12-0. Neither team scored in the opening inning, but it was all Tabor from there.

Tyler Kozlowski scored in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Troy Torres, and Kirk Rocha hit a sacrifice fly that scored Grant Silva in the top of the third inning.

Tabor continued to score, adding two runs in the fourth and three in both the fifth and sixth innings and capped the game with two runs in the seventh.

Torres had three RBIs, while Rocha and Shaun Reid each had one hit and two RBIs. Seeger contributed three hits in four at-bats and had two RBIs.

Tanner Giffen and Silva each knocked out a double and had one RBI apiece.

Josh Stone was Tabor’s winning pitcher. In seven innings, he allowed three hits and no runs while walking two hitters and striking out six.

Tabor dropped Game 2, 7-4. The Bluejays took a 3-0 lead after the opening inning, but Friends answered with five runs in the bottom of the second to claim the lead for good.

Tabor scored its final run in the sixth inning when CJ DeDeaux hit a sacrifice fly that scored Kozlowski.

On the mound, Matt Lambert was Tabor’s starting and losing pitcher. In 32⁄3 innings, he allowed eight hits and seven runs (five earned) while walking one hitter and striking out one.

Tabor followed Friday’s split with a home sweep of the Falcons on Saturday.

Tabor opened with an 8-6 win in Game 1. The Bluejays scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead and held a 6-1 advantage after three innings.

Tabor scored its final two runs in the fourth inning. A Rocha single allowed Silva to score, and a Seeger single scored Rocha.

Seeger finished with two hits in four at-bats and had three RBIs; Moody had one hit that drove in two runs. Rocha had two hits and one RBI, and Chanin had one hit and one RBI.

Brian Kowal (3-2) was Tabor’s starting and winning pitcher. In 42⁄3 innings, he allowed seven hits and four runs (all earned) while walking one hitter and striking out two.

Relief pitcher Alex Mann was credited with the save.

The Bluejays wrapped up the series with a 5-3 victory in Game 2. Friends held a 1-0 lead after two innings, but Tabor claimed the advantage with two unanswered runs in the third inning courtesy of a Kevin Seeger double that scored Art Corona and Grant Silva.

Friends tied the game with a run in the fourth, but Corona scored on a sacrifice fly by Rocha in the fifth to regain the lead.

Tabor outscored the Falcons 2-1 in the sixth inning to seal the victory.

Seeger had two hits in three at-bats with two RBIs to pace the Bluejays.

Anthony Mendoza (6-0) was Tabor’s starting and winning pitcher. In six innings, he allowed nine hits and three runs (two earned) while walking no one and striking out four.

Relief pitcher Alex Mann was credited with the save.

Baker—The Bluejays split their doubleheader at Baker Tuesday, falling 3-2 in Game 1 and following with a 5-3 victory in Game 2.

In Game 1, Baker scored all of its runs in the first three innings. The Bluejays scored a run in the top of the fourth when Grant Silva scored on a Kevin Seeger sacrifice fly.

Tabor’s second run came in the seventh inning. With Jake Landers pinch running for Wes Moody, Keenan Chanin brought him home with a triple.

Alex Hill was Tabor’s starting and losing pitcher. In five innings, he allowed seven hits and three runs (all earned) while walking no one and striking out two.

Tabor followed with a 5-3 victory in Game 2. Baker scored all three of its runs in the first inning before Tabor rallied with two runs in the top of the third.

In that inning, Shaun Reid singled and Art Corona reached first on a walk. Silva was struck out, and Kirk Rocha flied out, when Seeger hit a double that scored Reid and Corona.

Tabor tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth inning and added two runs in the seventh to seal the two-point victory.

Seeger finished with two hits and three RBIs to lead Tabor.

Alex Cole, Tabor’s starter, pitched 0.2 innings and allowed all three runs (all earned) while walking four hitters and striking out one.

Jacob Webb pitched 4.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs while walking two and striking out six.

Alex Mann pitched two innings and was credited with the win, allowing one hit and no runs while walking two and striking out three.

Coming—Tabor will travel to 21st-ranked Sterling (19-1, 37-9) Thursday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. and will follow with two games at home against Sterling Saturday at 1 p.m.

“I would encourage everyone to come out and support us,” Standiford said. “We are currently one game behind (Sterling) in the (KCAC) standings.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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