Central Christian College’s baseball team isn’t even to March yet and already it has equaled last year’s victory total.
With a sweep of Manhattan Christian here Friday, the Tigers are now 9-3 after going 9-45 last year.
CCC won the opener 11-3, leading 5-1 after two innings. Kelby Landon homered and singled for the Tigers. Zane Howard had two doubles among his three hits, while Graham Greenbeck and Laramie Lumley were others with two hits.
Andrew Hightower was nails as he pitched the complete game for the victory, scattering eight hits.
The second game was a no-contest as CCC scored all 20 of its runs in the first four innings.
Howard continued his season-long tear by going 3 for 4 with five RBIs. Landon had two hits and three RBIs. Other leaders were Jaime Romeu (two hits, two RBIs), Lumley (two hits), Kelly Cordova (two hits, two RBIs) and Nate Patterson (three hits, two RBIs).
Bryan Scott pitched five scoreless innings to pick up the win. Reggie Thomas finished up.
The teams are playing two more games here today at Tiger Stadium, formerly Light Capital Diamond. First pitch is 1 p.m.
• Game 1 •
CCC (11) — Romeu 3-2-0-0, Cordova 1-0-1-1, Cann 3-1-1-1, Greenbeck 4-2-2-1, Howard 4-2-3-2, Lumley 3-0-2-2, Eshelman 4-0-0-0, Landon 4-1-2-2, Patterson 4-2-1-0, Cramer 3-1-1-0.
• Game 2 •
CCC (20) — Romeu 3-1-2-2, Boedeker 2-1-1-1, Cann 4-3-1-1, Greenbeck 3-2-0-1, Howard 4-3-3-5, Rivera 1-0-1-0, Lumley 4-2-2-1, Carney 1-0-0-0, Cordova 4-2-2-2, Landon 4-0-2-3, Gorman 2-1-0-0, Kemp 1-1-0-0, Patterson 4-2-3-2, Cramer 3-2-0-0.