A strong Morningside baseball team invaded Tiger Stadium on Friday and dealt Central Christian College a pair of close setbacks.
Central was held to five singles in losing the opener, 4-0. No player had more than one hit. Andrew Hightower pitched well in defeat, but gave up a pair of homers that did him in.
Morningside won Game 2, 4-1, sending the Tigers to their third straight loss after they started 11-3.
Bryan Scott threw a quality game in defeat, allowing only one earned run. Central was held to five hits, with Mario Rivera driving in Ian Eshelman with the only run. Kelby Landon had two of the hits.
The teams are playing two more games here today.
• Game 1 •
Central (0) — Romeu 4-0-1-0, Greenbeck 4-0-1-0, Howard 4-0-0-0, Landon 3-0-0-0, Cordova 3-0-1-0, Cann 3-0-1-0, Eshelman 1-0-0-0, Patterson 2-0-1-0, Rivera 3-0-0-0.
• Game 2 •
Central (1) — Romeu 2-0-0-0, Boedeker 1-0-0-0, Greenbeck 3-0-0-0, Howard 2-0-1-0, Patterson 2-0-0-0, Cann 3-0-0-0, Cordova 3-0-0-0, Eshelman 3-1-1-0, Landon 3-0-2-0, Rivera 2-0-1-1.