Tabor baseball 8-0 in KCAC play

Jacob Webb fires a pitch during Game 1 against Ottawa Saturday. He was winning pitcher and struck out 15 hitters, bettering his previous school record of 14 strikeouts in a game set Monday. The previous record of 13 strikeouts was set by David Alexander in 1990.The Tabor College baseball team maintained its perfect conference record with a sweep of Ottawa over four games last week.

The series began at Ottawa Thursday. Tabor won Game 1, 9-2.

With the Braves leading 2-0 after three innings, Tabor scored in the fourth when Troy Torres singled, stole second base, and came home on a double by Colton Flax.

The Bluejays broke loose for five runs in the fifth. Keenan Chanin walked, Gadiel Baez doubled and Kirk Rocha singled to bring in two runs. Torres singled, and later Flax, which brought Rocha home. A single by CJ DeDeaux drove in two runs for a 6-2 lead.

A three-run homer by Kevin Seeger in the sixth inning sealed the win.

Baez was 3-for-3?all doubles?at the plate. Flax went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. DeDeaux went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Seeger drove in three runs and Rocha was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, including a double.

Junior Mustain (6-1)?was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up three hits and two runs (one earned). He walked four hitters and struck out seven.

The Bluejays won Game 2, 16-9. With the score tied at 6-6 through three inn?ings, Seeger and Arman?do Castillo each hit a two-run homer for a four-run burst.

Tabor then blew the game open in the fifth with a five-run rally.

Rocha doubled, then scored on a Torres double. A Castillo double brought Torres home. Flax, who was hit by a pitch, scored on an error and Pete Lelich doubled to bring home the final runs.

After Ottawa scored twice, Tabor scored its final run in the sixth on a Rocha home run.

The Bluejays finished the day with three home runs and nine doubles. Lelich went 4-for-5 with three RBIs; Castillo went 3-for-5 with four RBIs; Seeger went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Russell Longworth (5-1)?was the winning pitcher. In five innings, he allowed nine hits and eight runs (all earned). He walked no one and struck out six hitters.

Tabor continued its winning ways at home with a 7-1, 9-0 sweep.

Tabor led 3-0 after four innings in Game 1 before Ottawa managed its lone run in the top of the fifth. The Bluejays added two runs in the bottom of the inning, and two in the sixth.

DeDeaux went 2-for-3 with one RBI; Rocha went 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Each hit a double.

Jacob Webb (6-1)?was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he allowed four hits and one run (none earned). He walked two hitters and struck out 15, bettering his previous school record of 14 strikeouts in a game set Monday against University of Saint Mary at 14. The previous record was 13 set by David Alexander in 1990.

In Game 2, Tabor scored its first run in the bottom of the second inning on a Shaun Reid double that scored Lelich. Tabor added three runs in the third inning. A five-run fourth inning concluded scoring.

Rocha went 3-for-3 with one RBI; Lelich went 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Seeger went 1-for-2 with two RBIs on a triple. Baez, Lelich, Reid and Torres hit doubles.

Jean Acevedo (4-2)?was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up four hits. He walked one hitter and struck out 11.

Coming?The Bluejays host Kansas Wesleyan (5-3, 12-14)?Friday in a doubleheader at 1 p.m.. then will travel to Kansas Wesleyan Saturday for two games beginning at 1 p.m.

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