Bluejays earn split over No. 22 York



The Tabor baseball team swept visiting Dakota State University Friday, but settled for a split against No. 22-ranked York College (10-8) Saturday to go 3-1 on the week.

The Bluejays improve to 14-4 on the season as they begin conference play Thursday.

York?Tabor earned a 12-2 victory over York in Game 1, propelled by a five-run second inning.

Four Tabor players joined forces to lead their team in scoring. Art Corona, Andrew Perez, Paul Sciacca and Colby Tessen?dorf each contributed two RBIs. Temple and Perez each hit a home run.

Anthony Mendoza pitched seven innings for the win, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out nine.

In Game 2, the Bluejays were edged in the last inning, 11-8. After trailing 8-3 for most of the game, York rallied for eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings for the win.

Corona, Tyler Kozolowski and Cody Wheeler each had two RBIs for Tabor. Corona and Kozolowski each homered.

Brian Kowal started for Tabor, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing 11 hits and eight runs while striking out two.

Nicholas Reif pitched a third of an inning, allowing one hit. Alex Cole pitched one inning, with no hits, runs or strikeouts.

Dakota State?Tabor rode a strong defensive effort to an 8-4 win over Dakota State in Game 1 of Friday?s doubleheader.

Koby Temple led the offense with three RBI and Matt Weger added two. Temple hit a home run.

David Ormiston pitched six innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out three. Nate Percy pitched the final inning, allowing just one hit and no runs.

In Game 2, the Bluejays led 4-1 until Dakota State escaped with a five-run rally in the top of the fourth inning. Tabor responded with a nine-run scoring burst in the bottom of the fourth for the 13-6 victory.

Art Corona had an outstanding game with five RBIs, including two home runs. Cody Wheeler added three RBIs and Adam McCormick and Tyler Kozolowski added two each.

Matt Lambert started the game for Tabor, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing four hits and six runs while striking out two. Darius Iacono came in for 3.1 innings, allowing two hits and no runs while striking out two. Brad White closed for Tabor, pitching two innings of shutout baseball.

Coming?The Bluejays are scheduled to open KCAC play with a home doubleheader versus Bethany College Thursday, beginning at 1 p.m.

They travel to Bethany for a doubleheader rematch Saturday.

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