Central Christian College is in something of a Murderer’s Row this week, in terms of their schedule.
The Tigers have had three doubleheaders in as many days and are slated for two more Friday and Saturday.
That many games in a row is taking it’s toll, as Central struggled offensively Wednesday afternoon against Concordia University, dropping both games 8-0 and 17-4.
The Bulldogs raced out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning, then added two more in the third and one in the seventh, with the Tiger offense eating dust and never really getting going.
Jacquelyn Perez led Central Christian on the offensive side, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. The only other hit came from catcher Shawna Hash, who suffered an ankle injury early in the game.
Mallory Smith took the loss, pitching the first three innings and giving up seven runs on seven hits. She walked one and struck out none. Meaghan Reamy pitched the final four innings in relief, giving up one run on one hit.
The Bulldogs couldn’t be slowed at all offensively in game two, scoring 15 runs before the end of the second inning. They picked up two more in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.
Central did get the bats started in the second game, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first and one more in the third. Samantha Wilson and MacKenzie Hobbs both picked up RBIs for the Tigers, who fell to 4-12 on the season.
Desiree Yandell pitched the whole game for Central Christian, going five innings and facing 34 batters. She gave up 17 runs on 16 hits, walking three and striking out none.
The Tigers get a bit of a break today, before heading out on the road to Oklahoma for a Friday doubleheader against Central Baptist College and Saturday against Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Rain is in the forecast for those games, however, and a decision will be made as to whether they will be able to be played at a later time.