TC baseball takes 3 from Morningside

The Tabor College baseball team took three of four games from Morningside College Friday and Saturday.

The Bluejays opened Friday with an 8-4 victory in Game 1. After three scoreless innings, the Mustangs scored a run in the top of the fourth inning.

Tabor answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Kirk Rocha batted first and reached base after being hit by a pitch. He stole second base and scored when Kevin Seeger singled. Tabor?s fifth batter of the inning, Troy Torres, singled to score Seeger.

It was all Tabor the next two innings. The Bluejays added two runs in the fifth inning when Seeger singled to bring home Shaun Reid and Grant Silva.

Tabor enjoyed a four-run sixth inning. With runners on first and third, Silva hit a sacrifice fly that scored Ryan Neufeld. Then Rocha doubled to score Pete Lelich. Later, with the bases loaded, Chanin doubled to score Rocha and Seeger.

Morningside managed three runs in the seventh inning, but Tabor came through unscathed.

Seeger was 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs. Keenan Chanin hit a double in one at-bat and had two RBIs. Flax and Rocha also doubled.

Jacob Webb was the winning pitcher. In six innings of work, he allowed three hits and one earned run while walking one hitter and striking out three.

Tabor followed with a 3-1 victory in Game 2. With the game tied at 1 after four innings, the Bluejays managed a two-run fifth inning to seal the win.

Seeger was 2-for-4, including a double, and had one RBI. Lelich was 1-for-2 with one RBI. Rocha also doubled.

Jean Acevedo was the winning pitcher. He allowed three hits and one earned run earned over seven innings while walking two batters and striking out six.

Tabor followed with a doubleheader split Saturday.

The Bluejays won Game 1, 6-2. Tabor scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. After Silva scored on a sacrifice fly by Flax, Torres hit a double that allowed Rocha to score.

The Bluejays added a third run in the second inning when Silva singled to bring Neufeld home, and Tabor managed two runs in the fourth inning. Reid doubled to open the inning, and Rocha later singled. Both scored on a Flax single.

Tabor?s final run came in the sixth when Rocha singled to score Reid. The Mustangs scored two runs in the seventh, but the rally fell short.

Flax had one hit with three RBIs. Silva and Rocha were both 2-for-3 with one RBI. Torres hit two doubles and Reid one.

Russell Longworth was winning pitcher. In 61?3 innings he allowed seven hits and two runs (both earned) while walking one and striking out six. Alex Mann earned the save.

Tabor missed the sweep, losing 5-2 in Game 2.

The Bluejays scored one run in each of the first two innings on home runs by Rocha and Torres, but Morningside took control from there.

Junior Mustain sustained the loss for Tabor.

Coming?Tabor (7-1) will play at Oklahoma City Uni?versity Friday and Saturday.

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