The Central Christian College baseball team hosted the Sterling College Warriors on Tuesday evening, in a single nine inning game. The Warriors used barrage of hits to run away from the Tigers 20-2, ending the game in just seven innings.
The Warriors saw the ball like they do in batting practice, pounding out 24 hits on their way to 20 runs. Sterling's starting pitcher went the distance for his team, while the Tigers were forced to employ four different arms in the loss. Corbin Ramos got the start, but had a rough start, allowing 12 runs, all of them earned, on 14 hits. Bailey Jay came out of the bullpen and pitched 2 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs on five hits, had three strikeouts and one walk. Bryan Scott was next out of the pen for the Tigers. He has been fighting a nagging shoulder injury this season, and against the Warriors, he was charged with five runs on five hits without recording an out. Aydan Rolph took the ball from Scott, and got the final two out of the seventh without giving up a hit.
The Tiger offense had nine hits on the night, but managed only two runs. They were led by Chance Carney and Zachary Gingrich, who both went 2-for-3. Carney had a single and a double and scored a run, while Gingrich had two singles and drove in one of the two Tiger runs.
With the loss, the Tigers are now 5-37 on the season. They have a big conference series coming up on Thursday and Friday. They will host Oklahoma Panhandle State in a three game series, starting with a single nine inning game on Thursday, followed by a doubleheader on Friday. Prior to Friday's games, the Tigers will honor this year's seniors.