MANHATTAN — It was a banner day for Central Christian College’s baseball team, which swept Manhattan Christian on Saturday and wound up taking three of four in the weekend series.
Central pounded out a 12-3 victory in Game 1 behind a monster game by Graham Greenbeck, who was 4 for 5 with four RBIs. Jaime Romeu and Nate Patterson also came up big with three hits apiece, as the top three hitters in the order combined for 10 hits. Zane Howard and Chance Carney drove in two runs apiece.
Doug Gove pitched five solid innings for the win, with Jacob Herren tossing two scoreless innings in relief.
The second game was a tight affair as the Tigers scored two runs in the top of the fifth and that was enough cushion for a 4-3 victory. Laramie Lumley had two hits for the Tigers. Kennith Smith pitched five solid innings to receive the victory, with Reggie Thomas coming on before Herren finished things off for the save.
Central is now 17-25 on the season and hosts KCAC power Sterling on Tuesday, with the first pitch at 3 p.m. at Light Capital Diamond.
• Game 1 •
Central (12) — Romeu 4-3-3-0, Boedeker 1-0-0-0, Patterson 5-3-3-1, Greenbeck 5-0-4-4, Howard 4-1-2-2, Lumley 5-1-1-1, Black 3-0-0-0, Hill 0-0-0-1, Carrigan 5-0-2-1, Cramer 0-1-0-0, Carney 3-1-1-2, Gorman 2-2-1-0, Kemp 1-0-0-0.
• Game 2 •
Central (4) — Romeu 2-1-0-0, Patterson 4-0-1-1, Greenbeck 4-1-1-0, Howard 4-0-1-1, Lumley 3-0-2-1, Carrigan 3-0-0-0, Cann 3-0-1-0, Carney 2-1-0-0, Gorman 3-1-1-0.