Muskogee, OK– It was another tough day on the diamond for the Central Christian College baseball team. The Tigers finished up a 3-game series against the Bacone College Warriors, on the road in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
The Tigers dropped games one and two on Friday but were hoping to salvage at least one game of the series when the two teams met up on Saturday in a single 9-inning game. The Tigers started out strong, opening up a 4-1 lead after the first inning of play, but unfortunately, after the first inning it went downhill for the Tigers. In innings two through nine, the Tigers were outscored by the Warriors 13-3, leading to a 14-7 victory, and a series sweep for the Warriors.
Corbin Ramos got the start for the Tigers on the mound. He worked the first 4 2/3, allowing 7 runs on 8 hits. He entered the 5th inning with the lead 6-5, but the Warriors scored 2 in the 5th to take the lead and the Tigers went to the bullpen. Bailey Jay was called upon to try and stem the tide. He got the final out of the 5th, but after the Tigers tied the game at 7 with a solo run in the top of the 6th, the Warriors roughed up Jay in the bottom of the inning. Bacone put up a six spot on Jay and the Tigers and broke the game open.
Jay was knocked out of the game with two outs in the sixth inning after giving up six runs on five hits. Next out of the bullpen was Christ White. White finished off the sixth inning and then worked the seventh. He had a pair of strikeouts and walks, and gave up just one run to the Warriors on one hit. White came back out in the eighth, but after plunking the first Warrior hitter of the inning, the Tigers went to the bullpen once again. This time it was Casey Southwick coming out of the pen, the fourth and final Tiger pitcher of the game.
Offensively, scored seventh runs on 13 hits, but struggled to get enough hits with runners on base, stranding seven. Five Tigers recorded multiple hits in the game, led by Josh Clyden, Andru Kemp, and Chance Carney, who were all 2-for-4. Troy Carrigan and Shomari Cann also had multiple hits, both finishing 2-for-5. Ten of the 13 Tiger hits were of the single variety. The three extra base hits were a pair of doubles by Carney, and a solo home run by Carrigan.
With the loss, the Tigers are now 4-32 on the season, and 3-15 in the SAC. They will play their next four game at home, starting with a midweek game against Friends University at 6 pm on Tuesday, and then a three game series with the 18th ranked Texas Wesleyan University Rams on Friday and Saturday.