TC baseball extends streak to five wins

The Tabor baseball team extended its win streak to five games and improved to 9-3 on the season with a sweep of Central Christian College Saturday.

?For the most part, we pitched well and had some timely hitting,? coach Mark Standiford said. ?We need to keep improving on our defense, but I was happy with the way we played this past weekend.?

The Bluejays kicked things off at Eck Stadium in Wichita with a convincing 14-5 win in nine innings in Game 1, propelled by a five-run third inning and a defensive effort that kept CCC scoreless for six innings.

Matt Weger led Tabor with RBIs, but Andrew Perez and Zach Bissell chipped in two apiece, including a home run for Bissell. Alex Cole pitched three innings for Tabor, allowing no runs and one hit while striking out one to pick up the win.

Darius Iacono pitched two innings, allowing no runs and one hit while striking out three. Dawson Newman pitched one inning, with no hits, runs or strikeout.

Drew Gomes pitched one inning, allowing no hits and four runs. Jake Lovendale pitched one inning, allowing two hits and one run.

Nicholas Reif closed the game for the Bluejays, pitching one inning of no-hit and no-run baseball.

Tabor won Game 2, 13-3, in nine innings, thanks to steady scoring and a seven-run burst in the last two innings.

Art Corona and Cody Eaves led the Bluejays with three RBIs and Eaves added a home run. Jeremiah Lauts added two RBIs.

Brad White pitched three innings for Tabor, allowing six hits, two runs, while striking out two for the win.

Nate Percy pitched three innings and allowed one hit and no runs while striking out two. Zach Richert pitched one inning, allowing two hits and one run with no strikeouts. Trevor Wimer closed the game with a hitless final inning.

Coming?The Bluejays were scheduled to play Fort Hays State March 6, then host York College Saturday.

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