Tabor baseball plays series at York

The Tabor College baseball team traveled to York (Neb.) for a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.

Tabor picked up three wins before losing the final game of the series.

The Bluejays swept Saturday?s doubleheader, starting off with a 2-0 win in Game 1.

Tabor scored both runs in the top of the third inning, thanks to Tanner Bell?s two-RBI single.

In all, the Bluejays tallied six hits, led by Alex Couch who went 2-for-2 at bat.

Dustin Hurlbutt went the distance to earn the win. He scattered three hits over seven innings of work while walking four batters and striking out nine.

Tabor followed with a 7-2 victory in Game 2. The Bluejays tallied all seven runs?including a three-run fifth inning?before York scored in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Bluejays tallied 11 hits, led by Jerrik Sigg who was 3-for-4 at bat with two RBIs. Tanner Bell and Matthew Molbury each hit a double.

Jean Acevedo earned the pitching win. Over seven innings, he gave up 10 hits and two runs (both earned). He walked one batter and struck out seven.

Sunday began with a 9-6 victory in Game 1. Tabor trailed, 4-3, after two innings. The Bluejays scored their first three runs off four hits?including an RBI double by Colton Flax?and two errors in the second inning.

Tabor tied the game in the third inning, then took the lead with a three-run fourth inning, using two hits and an error. The Bluejays added a pair of runs in the fifth inning, and York concluded scoring with two in the sixth.

Three Bluejays were 2-for-3 at bat: Gadiel Baez and Colton Flax, each with an RBI, and Manny DeLeon. Flax hit a double.

Russell Longworth was the winning pitcher. In 51?3 innings, he gave up seven hits and six runs (three earned). He walked no one and struck out five batters. Thomas Longworth was credited with the save.

Tabor lost Game 2, 6-5. York scored first with a run in the opening inning, but Tabor took the lead with three runs in the second. The inning was highlighted by an RBI double by Bell.

York, however, countered with four runs in the fourth inning and one in the sixth to lead, 6-3. Tabor mustered two runs in the seventh thanks to RBI singles by Sigg and DeLeon, and stranded two runners on base.

DeLeon was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Gregory Turner absorbed the pitching loss. Over five innings, he gave up six hits and five runs (two earned). He walked no one and struck out one batter.

Central Christian?Tabor defeated the Tigers, 16-2, in a nine-inning game Thursday.

The Bluejays blew the game open with six runs off eight hits and three errors in the bottom of the first inning. After a five-run third inning, Tabor?s lead was 11-0. The Bluejays added a run in the fourth, then both teams scored twice in the sixth. Tabor used two hits and two errors to add two final runs in the eighth inning.

Colton Flax was 2-for-3, including a double. Jerrik Sigg had three RBIs and went 2-for-6 at bat, including a double. Armando Castillo also doubled. Dylan Algra (1-0) was the winning pitcher. He scattered four hits over five innings of work and did not give up any runs. He walked two batters and struck out six.

Coming?Tabor (17-2) was scheduled to host Waldorf Tuesday before kicking off conference play at Ottawa (5-9) Saturday. Game 1 is set for 1 p.m. The Bluejays will conclude the four-game series by hosting Ottawa Sunday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

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