LINDSBORG— The wild Midwest weather continued to mess with the spring sports as what was originally a doubleheader between the Central Christian College of Kansas baseball team and Bethany College on Tuesday afternoon became a two day ordeal. The rainy weather didn't seem to bother the Swede hitters at all as they pounded the baseball in both games to take down the Tigers 17-4 and 19-4.
The Swedes came out firing on all cylinders in both games, scoring eight runs in the first inning of game one and nine runs in the first inning of game two. But they wouldn't limit the offense to just the first inning. By the end of game one, the Swedes tallied 17 runs on 13 hits with nine batters reaching base through base on balls. Game two was more of the same as they finished with 19 runs on 13 hits and eight walks.
The Tigers offense was right there with the Swedes in terms of hits, but they weren't able to bring as many runners home. The Tigers tallied 10 hits in game one, with Shomari Cann driving home Josh Clydenand Christopher Sanchez with a double, Kayne Weidenbacher scoring on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch to Ryan Mota and Tyler Brown scoring on a wild pitch. In game two knocked 11 more hits, with Steven Monarres collecting his first career home run, Titus Beachum driving in JD Noey and Josh Clyden, and Austin Hutson scoring on a Justin Freas double. Game two saw the Tigers' defense struggle with five fielding errors, leading to nine unearned runs by the Swedes.
The Tigers now fall to 2-19 on the year and will be back on the road this weekend when they travel to Goodwell, Oklahoma to take on SAC opponents Oklahoma Panhandle State University.