WICHITA–The McPherson College baseball team out-hit (RV) Friends University, 19-15, but stranded a total of 21 batters as the Falcons emerged with a doubleheader sweep in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) play Saturday afternoon at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Friends (24-10, 17-4 KCAC) took game one, 6-5, and game two by a 6-2 score.
Game 1 --- Friends 6, McPherson 5
McPherson held a 5-0 lead over Friends at the seventh-inning stretch but could not hold on as the Falcons scored one in the seventh, then erupted for five runs in the eighth to score the come-from-behind victory.
The Bulldogs tallied four runs in the top of the third. Jackson Goodmiller (St. George, Kan., Rock Creek HS) led off the frame with a single and later scored when Trevor Haycock reached on a fielder's choice. Evan Willow  followed with a sacrifice fly to score Trent Smith (Wellsville, Kan., Wellsville HS), Brevin Baessler had an RBI single and Mark Strebin drew a bases-loaded walk. The bases remained loaded for Goodmiller as McPherson batted around, but a strikeout ended the inning.
McPherson pushed the lead to 5-0 in the fifth as Baessler reached on an error and then scored on a Dylan Fontenot RBI single.
The Falcons got on the board in the seventh as Justin Fink scored on a Jacob Trimble RBI single to left.
In the eighth, Friends rallied for five runs on three hits and two Bulldog errors. A trio of McPherson pitchers also issued three walks and hit a batter. Troy Puga provide a pinch-hit RBI double to center, while Augie Isaacson had an RBI single and John Gardner stole an RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
The first two McPherson batters reached in the top of the ninth as Haycock rapped a single to center and Lane Fleming was hit by a pitch. That ended the day Friends starter Alex Dafoe. Patrick Gonzalez came on in relief and retired the next three Bulldogs to close out the game.
Dafoe allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk in eight innings to get the win for Friends. Gonzalez struck out one to earn the 11-pitch save.
Chad Gotto provided a solid start for McPherson, pitching into the seventh inning and allowing just one run on four hits and five walks.
Jarrod Manick took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. 
Haycock, Fontenot and Smith each had two hits to lead McPherson offensively. Emilio Navarro had two hits for Friends.
Game 2 --- Friends 6, McPherson 2
The Falcons scored three runs in the first inning en route to a 4-0 lead. Navarro provided the big hit with a two-run double. John Gardner and Reily Carroll also had RBI singles.
The Bulldogs got one run back in the fourth as Fleming scored when Ramos drew a bases-loaded walk with just one out. The bases remained loaded, however, as Friends starter Sean Cruz struck out Fontenot and Strebin to get out of the inning.
Friends countered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth as Justin Braziel and Isaacson scored on separate wild pitches by McPherson starter Luke Whitfield.
In the sixth, McPherson again tallied one run while leaving the bases loaded. Baessler came across on a Jakob Shields RBI single.
The Bulldogs continued to challenge in the final at-bat as Willow, Baessler and Ramos hit consecutive one-out singles, but pinch-hitter Justin Risdall lined into a game-ending 5-4 double play.
Ramos finished 3-for-3 with an RBI and a walk, while Baessler and Fleming had two hits apiece.
Whitfield took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings of work.
Cruz scattered seven hits and two walks while picking up five strikeouts en route to the win for Friends. Gonzalez allowed three hits while pitching a scoreless seventh.
Isaacson had a triple, two stolen bases and two runs scored to lead the Falcons on offense.
The Bulldogs (25-16, 5-13 KCAC) play their next four games at Bulldog Park starting Tuesday with the third installment of the City Series against Central Christian College. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. McPherson then hosts University of Saint Mary Saturday and Sunday in a three-game KCAC series.