McPherson College burned through eight different pitchers Tuesday, though none of them could slow down the bats of Fort Hays State University in an 11-1 loss to the NCAA Division II Tigers.

McPherson College burned through eight different pitchers Tuesday, though none of them could slow down the bats of Fort Hays State University in an 11-1 loss to the NCAA Division II Tigers.
Tyler Lambert took the loss, as he had the distinction of being the starting pitcher. He gave up three earned runs in a  third of an inning before he was replaced by Travor Haycock. Haycock worked the longest of all the Bulldog pitching staff, as he went one and two-thirds innings, giving up a solitary hit and no runs.
Due to the mid-week status of the game, combined with the fact that MC will be facing inter-county rival Bethany College for a weekend series Friday and Saturday, the Bulldog coaching staff allowed their pitchers to work only one inning, each, the rest of the game. They combined for 11 hits and all 11 runs were earned. They walked five Tigers between the nine pitchers.
 Loren Farley had two strikeouts to lead the ‘Dogs.
Fort Hays did most of their damage in the first, third and fourth innings. The fourth, in particular, had three home runs from the Tigers, who had four on the day.
Seven different Bulldogs recorded a hit, with Jimmy Fisher picking up Mac’s lone RBI. Fisher drove in Evan Willow with a single up the middle in the bottom of the seventh inning.
 Mac will host Bethany Friday at 5 p.m. at Light Capital Diamonds for a doubleheader.

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