Central Christian went on the road Tuesday for a pair of seven inning games Tuesday, falling 11-2 to Northwestern Oklahoma State University and 9-5 to Dallas Christian College at Craig Ranch Collegiate Park in McKinney, Texas.
Northwestern took the lead after a three-run first inning, the added on four more in each of the fourth and fifth innings.
Central scored one run in both the first and second innings, driven in by centerfielder Joshua Mejia and leftfielder Drew Schiesser.
Logan Mullins worked four innings and took the loss, facing 20 batters, giving up nine runs on nine hits. He walked three and struck out one.
In the late game Tuesday, Dallas Christian looked to be on their way to a similar blowout of the Tigers, taking a 6-0 lead into the top of the fifth.
Central Christian finally woke up the bats, however, knocking in five in the fifth to close the gap to 6-5.
The Crusaders added three more, though in the bottom of the sixth, while Central couldn’t get anything going in either the sixth or the seventh.
Schiesser drove in a pair of runs off 1-for-4 hitting on the day. Infielder Jose Sanchez also picked up an RBI, hitting 1-for-3.
Avery Miller took the loss for Central Christian (10-15, 2-2 MCAC). He went four innings on the mound, facing 17 batters and giving up six runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out one.
“We left a lot of runners in scoring position early in both games, in addition to making mistakes,”
Central coach Justin Cunningham said. “Both teams executed better than we did.”
The Tigers are scheduled for a par of road MCAC doubleheaders against Central Baptist College Friday and Saturday. Rain is in the forecast both days, so both games are tentative at this point.