McPHERSON–The McPherson College baseball team improved to 23-13 overall with a doubleheader sweep of Manhattan Christian College Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Park.
The Bulldogs took game one, 13-0, in seven innings behind a no-hitter from freshman Josh Lewis. McPherson posted a 7-1 victory in game two aided by a Lane Fleming home run and a 10-strikeout game from Jake Herman .
Game 1 --- McPherson 13, Manhattan Christian 0 (7 inn.)
Lewis was dominant on the mound en route to the first no-hitter in modern program history, striking out 11 and allowing just three base-runners over seven innings.
The Bulldogs scored two runs each in the first two innings, then erupted for six runs with two outs in the third inning to push their lead to 10-0.
Fleming kicked off the scoring with an RBI single in the first. Dominick Ramos , Jakob Shields  and Jackson Goodmiller  followed with RBI groundouts.
In the third, Mark Strebin drove in Trent Smith with an RBI triple, then came across on an RBI double by Reily Martin.Justin Risdall traded spots with Martin, while Goodmiller added another RBI single. The final two runs scored on an RBI double down the right-field line by Trevor Haycock.
The Thunder nearly broke up the shutout in the fourth as Larry Santos led off the inning with a walk and Caleb McDonald was hit by a pitch two batters later. McPherson avoided any damage as Lewis struck out James Wyman for the second out and Santos was thrown out by Ramos trying to steal third.
The Bulldogs added three more runs down the stretch on a Shields RBI single and sacrifice flies by Goodmiller and Martin.
Lewis' no-hit bid survived a scare with two outs in the seventh when Wyman reached on a throwing error by Shields at second base. Kole Johnston grounded to first on the next pitch to end the game.
Haycock was the only Bulldog with multiple hits, finishing with two to go with his two RBIs. Martin and Shields also drove in two with Martin accounting for three runs scored. Goodmiller drove in a game-high three runs.
Game 2 --- McPherson 7, Manhattan Christian 1
After a scoreless first inning, McPherson plated three in the second on a Shields RBI single and a two-run double by Goodmiller.
Fleming made it 4-0 with a solo home run to right to lead off the third inning.
Another Bulldog run came across in the fourth as Trent Smith scored on another Shields RBI single.
The Thunder were able to scratch out a run in the sixth as Wyman reached on a one-out single, was sacrificed to second and came in to score when Shields mishandled a ball off the bat of Conor O'Boyle.
The Bulldogs responded with two runs in the sixth as Shields scored on a Haycock RBI single and Goodmiller came home when Fleming hit into a fielder's choice.
Tyler Dunn allowed an infield single in the seventh, but worked around it with a trio of strikeouts.
As good as Lewis was in game one, Herman was just as sharp in game two. Herman allowed just one run while scattering five hits and striking out 10 in six innings.
Hitting out the No. 9 spot in the order, Shields led the Bulldogs with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Goodmiller and Fleming also had two RBIs apiece.
Wyman led the Thunder with two hits.
McPherson concludes a stretch of seven nonconference games Tuesday afternoon with a doubleheader against Bacone College (Okla.). First pitch from Bulldog Park is slated for 1 p.m.