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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Tigers swept by Central Baptist

  • Nothing seemed to go the way of the Tiger baseball team in their double header against the visiting Mustangs of Central Baptist College.
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  • Nothing seemed to go the way of the Tiger baseball team in their double header against the visiting Mustangs of Central Baptist College.
    The Tigers were defeated in the opening game of the series 12-1 and then fell 10-5 in the second game.
    Andrew Hightower, who was masterful in his win last weekend against Oklahoma Wesleyan, got the start in game one.
    Hightower struggled keeping the ball down in the zone, and consequently, the Mustangs tagged him for nine runs, six of them earned, on eleven hits. One of those hits was a homerun by the Mustang's Myles Hiebert. Hightower threw five innings, walking one batter and striking out one.
    Hightower got very little help from the Tiger offense. The Tigers scored just one run on four hits. Their lone run came in the bottom of the first inning, but were shut out for the rest of the contest.
    Mitch Davidoff was the only Tiger with more than one hit. Mitch was 2- for-3.
    Troy Richter and Drew Scheisser had the other two hits for the Tigers. Schiesser's was a laser over the center fielder's head for a double.
    Things were a little better for the Tigers offensively in game two, but unfortunately the defense went AWOL in the top of the second inning,  which led to six runs for the Mustangs to break the game open.
    The Tigers tried to inch their way back, but ran out of innings.
    Doug Gove was on the hill for the Tigers. He pitched five innings giving up eight runs, five of them earned, on eight hits. He walked only one batter, and struck out two.
    A.J. Hawkins and Dakota Stein each got an inning of work in relief of Gove late in the game.
    Hawkins gave up two runs on two hits, while Stein pitched a scoreless inning, only giving up one hit. 
    The Tiger offense scored their five runs on eight hits. Davidoff continued to swing the bat well for the Tigers going 2-for-4 with a single and a two-run home run.
    Troy Richter found his groove in game two going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Logan Mullins came off the bench to get two hits in his three at bats as well.
    The losses drop the Tigers to 10-17 on the season, and 2-4 in conference play.
    The two teams went at it again today in another doubleheader that began at 11 a.m. at Light Capital Diamond.
    Results were unavailable at presstime.
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