TC baseball takes four from Ottawa



The Tabor College baseball team swept its four-game series with Ottawa last week to improve to 9-1 in the KCAC and 18-8 overall.

The Bluejays opened with a 5-0 victory in Game 1 Thursday at home. Kevin Seeger knocked out two hits in three at-bats, including a double. Seeger also had two RBIs.

Grant Silva recorded two hits and one run in three at-bats and also had two RBIs.

Keenan Chanin added one hit and scored a run in two at-bats, while Shaun Reid recorded one hit and one RBI.

On the mound, Josh Stone (5-1) was Tabor?s winning pitcher. He pitched six innings, allowing two hits and no runs or walks while striking out eight batters.

Tabor followed with a 3-1 victory in Game 2. Ottawa scored its only run in the top of the first inning. Tabor answered with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to position itself for the victory.

Seeger, Chanin and CJ DeDeaux each contributed one hit and one RBI for Tabor. Silva and Kirk Rocha also had one hit each.

Matt Lambert (5-2) was the winning pitcher. In five innings, he allowed three hits, one earned run and walked one hitter. He struck out four batters.

Relief pitcher Alex Mann (1-0) was credited with the save. He allowed no hits or runs and struck out one batter in his one inning.

The Bluejays continued their sweep of Ottawa Saturday in two games the teams played at Emporia.

Tabor opened with a 5-1 victory over the Braves in Game 1.

Chanin went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Seeger had two hits and one RBI.

Tyler Kozlowski homered for Tabor, Art Corona had two hits and two runs in three at-bats.

On the mound, Brian Kowal (1-2) recorded the win. In seven innings, he allowed five hits and one earned run. He walked one batter and struck out nine.

The Bluejays won Game 2, 3-2.

The Braves held a 2-1 advantage after the first inning, but Tabor took the lead for good with two runs in the second inning.

Six Bluejays contributed hits for Tabor: Corona, Silva, Rocha (a triple), Kozlowski, Paul Sciacca and Reid. Rocha and Reid each contributed one RBI.

Anthony Mendoza (4-0) threw six innings, allowing four hits and two runs, none earned. He did not walk any batters while striking out 10.

Mann (1-0) was credited with the save, pitching one inning with no hits or runs. He walked one hitter and struck out one.

Coming?Tabor was scheduled to play a doubleheader at the University of St. Mary Monday.

The Bluejays host Kansas Wesleyan Thursday in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. and follow with a road doubleheader at Salina Saturday at 1 p.m.






















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