Tabor baseball drops two games to Ottawa

The Tabor College baseball team dropped a two-game set to Ottawa as it resumed conference play Thursday afternoon in Ottawa.

Tabor (11-18, 2-8 KCAC) fell by a 7-1 mark in in game one, as Ottawa held the Bluejay hitters to just three singles.

Tabor led 1-0 when Clayton Kessler scored an unearned run after singling with one out. But the Braves answered with seven runs in the next six innings, as cleanup hitter Nate Radtke pounded out a home run among three hits and plated three RBI.

Andrew Cook and Paul Bridenbaugh had Tabor?s other hits. Wes Stancher took the loss for Tabor.

In Game 2, Ottawa 10-run ruled the Bluejays, who were mostly ineffective at the plate against Mo Sckaer, who put out 18 of 21 batters faced?eight by strikeout.

Cook registered both of Tabor?s hits in the game, driving in Tyson Kendrick and scoring on Dustin Dick?s second-inning single.

But the Bluejays went to pieces in the fourth inning, allowing 10 runs?eight earned?and did not bounce back to score in either the fifth or the sixth.

Ottawa ended it with two more runs in the sixth.

Tyler Fenton absorbed up the loss for Tabor.

Coming?The second half of the home-and-home with Ottawa, originally slated for Saturday, were postponed with no immediately announced make-up date.

The Bluejays? home game against Oklahoma Wesleyan Monday was also cancelled, but Tabor added a trip to Oklahoma State University for one nine-inning game at 6:30 p.m. today (April 1) at Allie Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.

Oklahoma State enters the game with a record of 19-7 and 3-2 in the Big 12 Conference play. The Bluejays will play another NCAA opponent when they visit Wichita State April 28.

Tabor?s next scheduled conference games are slated for 5 p.m. Friday at Friends University.

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