It was a good weekend for Central Christian College's baseball team as it opened its 2016 season by taking two of three after splitting with St. Gregory's on Saturday.
In the first game, the Tigers wasted an outstanding pitching effort by Andrew Hightower in a 1-0 loss. Hightower allowed only three hits, with the lone run coming in the sixth inning.
Central, which had pounded out 16 hits and 11 runs in its opener just 24 hours earlier, was held to three hits, though all were doubles. Zane Howard, who was coming off a seven-RBI game, was joined by Laramie Lumley and Jaime Romeu.
The Tigers showed some grit in the second game, as they overcame a 4-0 deficit with five unanswered runs for the 5-4 win.
Kenny Cordova was immense, smashing two homers, but it was his seventh-inning single that proved to be the game-winner. Graham Greenback had tied the game at 4 on a single
Howard also went yard for the Tigers.
Bryan Scott pitched five scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.
The Tigers head to Texas on Friday for a four-game set with Southwestern Assemblies of God.
Central (0) — Romeu 3-0-1-0, Patterson 4-0-0-0, Greenback 2-0-0-0, Howard 3-0-1, Cordova 2-0-0-0, Lumley 2-0-1-0, Gorman 1-0-0-0, Hill 1-0-0-0, Landon 3-0-0-0, Cramer 2-0-0-0.
Romeu 3-1-1-0, Patterson 4-0-1-0, Greenback 4-1-1-1, Howard 4-1-1-1, Cordova 4-2-3-3, Lumley 3-0-0-0, Gorman 2-0-1-0, Hill 1-0-0-0, Carrigan 2-0-1-0, Cramer 3-0-0-0.