Tigers salvage four-game split

By Steve Sell
February 07, 2016

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — Central Christian College’s baseball team came home from a four-game weekend set with Southwestern Assemblies of God University with a split.

A summary:

• Game 1 •

Central 5, SAGU 4 — The Tigers tied the game in the seventh with a run and pushed across another in the eighth for the win. Zane Howard and Kenny Cordova continued to be a two-man wrecking crew by going 3 for 4 as they were coming off a huge weekend to open the season. Two of Howard’s hits were doubles. Andrew Hightower pitched all eight innings and all four runs he allowed were unearned.

• Game 2 •

SAGU 6, Central 4 — The Tigers made things interesting with three runs in the final inning, but managed only two hits in the game. Howard drove in two Central runs. Doug Gove took the loss even though he fanned nine.

• Game 3 •

SAGU 9, Central 4 — Four runs in the fifth inning broke the game open for the Lions. Jaime Romeu had two hits and two RBIs for CCC. Nate Patterson also had two hits. Alan Barker took the loss.

• Game 4 •

Central 13, SAGU 10 — Both teams started to get short on pitching and the Tigers pounded out nine runs in the first three innings to take control. Howard homered and singled, good for three RBIs. Graham Greenback had three hits and Clayton Cramer had two. Patterson drove in two runs. Keaton Snyder battled through 14 hits and 10 runs to go all seven innings for the win.

“We had a pretty good weekend,” CCC coach Derk Kramer said.  We were able to see some good things from the team. We are looking forward to practice this week prepare for our next game."

Central is now 4-3 and is scheduled to play in St. Louis, weather permitting, on Friday and Saturday against Hannibal-LaGrange University.