TC loses three to Bellevue

The Tabor College baseball team lost a three-game series to 12th-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) Saturday and Sunday, moving to 7-3 on the season.

Tabor lost Game 1 of Saturday?s doubleheader, 3-2.

After four scoreless innings, Bellevue used two hits to score a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Tabor tied it with two runs off three hits in the sixth. Alex Couch singled to score Michael Baca, who had reached base with a one-out single. Then Kaden Cline hit an RBI double.

Bellevue plated a run in the top of the seventh off two hits and an error.

Five Bluejays had a hit: Baca, Couch, Cline, Colton Flax and Raulier Martinez.

Greg Turner (2-1) absorbed the pitching loss. In 61?3 innings of work, he gave up seven hits and three runs (one earned). He walked one batter and struck out seven.

Tabor lost in Game 2, 6-5.

The Bluejays got on the board with two runs in the first inning. AJ Shaw worked a leadoff walk, advanced to third on Michael Baca?s single and stole home to score Tabor?s first run. Baca later scored on Manny DeLeon?s ground out.

Bellevue took the lead with three runs off three hits and an error in the second inning and added another run in the sixth.

Tabor scored three in the bottom of the sixth inning, which was highlighted by a two-RBI double by Martinez.

The Bruins, however, scored twice in the seventh off a hit and an error. Tabor left the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame.

Martinez was 3-for-3 at-bat and had two RBIs.

Cedric Rodriguez (2-1) absorbed the pitching loss. In 11?3 innings of relief, he gave up two hits and two runs (one earned). He walked one batter and struck out one.

Tabor lost 10-1 in a nine-inning game Sunday.

The Bluejays recorded their first hit in the bottom of the fourth and left the bases loaded in the fifth. Tabor tallied seven hits, but did not score until the bottom of the ninth when Haydon Mahe-Liessmann hit a leadoff single and later scored on a passed ball.

The Bruins, meanwhile, built a 4-0 lead through three innings, and led, 9-0 after six. Each team scored once in the ninth.

Michael Baca was 2-for-4 at-bat.

Thomas Longworth (2-1) absorbed the pitching loss. Over four innings, he gave up eight hits and six runs (none earned). He walked one batter and struck out three. Tabor committed five errors in the game.

Coming?Tabor (7-3) was scheduled to play a doubleheader at St. Gregory?s Tuesday and will travel to fifth-ranked Oklahoma City for a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.

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