TC baseball jumps to 8-1 start

The Tabor Bluejays, preseason favorites in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, began their season with wins at home and away for an 8-1 record.

Tabor was scheduled to play Bellevue University in a weekend series at home last Friday, but that weekend series was canceled due to weather.

Manhattan Christian?

The Bluejays destroyed the Crusaders at home Feb. 21, 11-1 and 19-1. In the first game, Tabor scored in every inning but the fifth and denied Manhattan Christian a run until the sixth inning. Bluejay pitcher Tyler Fenton struck out two and allowed no runs on two hits in the five innings he threw.

In the second game, Tabor racked up 19 runs on 17 hits in 41?2 innings. The Bluejays scored 11 runs in the third inning alone. Pitcher Nicholas Reif allowed only one run in four innings, striking out three.

Midland Christian?The Bluejays swept their four-game series at home versus Midland Christian Feb. 18 and 19.

Tabor won the first game Friday, 4-3, breaking a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning. Starting pitcher Jonathon Murray allowed one run on five hits and struck out five in five innings of work. Steve Traumann finished the job, pitching two scoreless innings, striking out one.

Tabor won the second, 7-5, with David Omiston pitching six innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out seven.

On Saturday, Tabor won the third game, 4-1, behind strong pitching from Brian Kowal, who pitched seven innings, striking out two and allowing just one run on four hits.

Tabor claimed the sweep with a 9-1 win. Brent McKinnon pitched seven innings for Tabor, striking out seven and allowing one run on four hits.

Rogers State and Dallas Christian?The Bluejays opened their season on the road, going 2-1 at Dallas Feb. 12 and 14 .

Tabor defeated Rogers in the first game, 6-2. Murray pitched five innings and struck out six, allowing no runs on two hits. Steve Traumann finished, striking out five and not allowing any runs on just one hit.

The Bluejays came up short, 2-1, against Rogers in the second game. McKinnon and Ormiston pitched a total of seven innings, striking out three and allowing no runs on five hits.

Tabor beat Dallas Christian, 6-0, Monday evening, thanks to a no-hitter on the mound. Reif started, striking out three and pitching six perfect innings. Nate Percy pitched a perfect seventh inning and struck out one.

Coming?The?Bluejays are scheduled to play double-headers at home against York College Friday and Saturday.

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