Tabor baseball splits series with Oklahoma Wesleyan

The Tabor College baseball team split a four-game series with ninth-ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan Friday and Saturday.

The Bluejays lost Game 1 Friday, 13-8. The Eagles built a 4-0 lead through two innings before Tabor plated a run in the top of the third off the bat of Manny DeLeon.

With Oklahoma Wesleyan leading 9-1 after four innings, Tabor made some noise by scoring five runs off four hits and two errors in the top of the fifth. Jerrik Sigg highlighted the frame with an RBI double.

Tabor closed the gap to 9-7 by plating one run in the sixth inning. AJ Shaw hit a leadoff double and scored on Alex Couch?s ground out.

The Bluejays trimmed the gap to one in the eighth inning, but a four-run eighth inning for Oklahoma Wesleyan solidified their win.

DeLeon was 3-for-5 at-bat and had three RBIs. Haydon Mahe-Liessmann was 3-for-4 and had one RBI.

Thomas Longworth absorbed the loss. Over 32/3 innings, he gave up nine hits and nine runs (eight earned). He walked no one and struck out two batters.

Tabor evened the count with a 13-4 win in Game 2.

The Bluejays led, 2-0, through two innings, and poured on the scoring in the third inning. Tabor strung together five consecutive hits to start the inning, including a double by DeLeon. The Bluejays worked through their entire lineup in the six-run, eight-hit frame, and were aided by one Eagle error.

Oklahoma Wesleyan countered with three runs in the third and one more in the fourth to narrow the gap to 8-4. The score remained that way through six innings before Tabor solidified the nine-point win with a five-run seventh inning. Michael Baca and Alex Couch keyed the frame with two-run singles.

Baca was 3-for-4 at-bat and had two RBIs.

Greg Turner earned the pitching win. Over six innings, he gave up 11 hits and four runs (all earned). He walked no one and struck out three batters.

Saturday began with an 8-5 win in Game 1.

The game was tied at 3-3 through four innings, after Tabor scored three in the third, and the Eagles scored once in that frame and added two more in the fourth.

A five-run fifth inning gave the Bluejays the lead. Manny DeLeon cleared the bases with a three-run home run, and after Jerrik Sigg doubled, Colton Flax drove in two runs with a home run.

Tabor maintained its 8-3 lead until the bottom of the ninth, when the Eagles plated a pair of runs off two hits and an error.

Raulier Martinez was 3-for-4 at-bat. DeLeon was 2-for-4 and had four RBIs.

Colton Moore earned the win, giving up four hits and one earned run in six innings of work. He walked two batters and struck out one.

Tabor lost Game 2, 9-3. Each team recorded nine hits.

Oklahoma Wesleyan roughed up Bluejay starter Jahaziel Cantu, who sustained the pitching loss by giving up four hits and five runs (all earned) while securing two outs. He walked three batters and struck out one.

After its five-run first inning, the Eagles added three runs in the second and one more in the third to claim a 9-0 lead.

Tabor got on the board in the fifth inning on Alex Couch?s RBI single, and scored again in the sixth when Colton Flax hit a home run. The Bluejays scored their final run in the seventh, but could not make up the difference.

Couch, Kaden Cline and Flax each tallied two hits.

Bacone?Tabor earned a 6-4 win in nine innings at Wichita State?s Eck Stadium Tuesday.

Tabor plated run support early for starter Jacob Jones by scoring two runs off two hits and an error in the first inning. AJ Shaw and Michael Baca hit back-to-back singles to leadoff the frame.

Bacone scored once in the second inning and took the lead with a three-run third inning.

Tabor tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the third. Shaw hit a one-out double, and Manny DeLeon and Jerrik Sigg each drove in a run with a single.

The Bluejays broke the tie in the fifth inning. Alex Couch hit a one-out triple and scored on Colton Flax?s sacrifice fly.

Tabor scored once more in the seventh on Dalton Iveans? RBI single.

Jones (1-0)?earned the win, giving up seven hits and four runs (two earned)?in five innings of work. He walked one batter and struck out two.

Cedric Rodriguez was credited with the save. He pitched one inning of scoreless relief while walking two batters and striking out two.

Coming?Tabor (6-2, 15-8) was set to host Concordia Tuesday. The Bluejays will resume KCAC play by hosting Friends (3-5, 11-13) Saturday and Sunday. Game 1 of each doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.

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