Sterling College came to town on Thursday to hand McPherson College’s baseball team a pair of losses, dropping the Bulldogs to 9-17 in the KCAC.
Sterling won the first game 6-3, then completed the sweep with an 8-1 triumph.
The Bulldogs were up 2-0 in Game 1 until the Warriors exploded for four runs in the fourth inning to turn the tide.
Mac lost despite outhitting the Warriors, 10-8. Trent Smith, Lucas Giesey, Dylan Fontenot and Jackson Goodmiller all had two hits for Mac.
Sterling improved to 18-8 in KCAC action with an easy win in Game 2, as it led 5-0 after three innings and never looked back. Mac was held to four hits, with the only run provided by a Reily Martin homer.
Matt Bryan had two hits for the Bulldogs.
Mac is now 19-26 overall and hosts the Warriors for two more games today.
• Game 1 •
Mac (3) — Smith 4-1-2-0, Martin 4-0-1-0, Bryan 4-0-0-1, Klava 4-0-1-0, Giesey 4-2-2-0, McDonald 2-0-0-0, Willow 4-0-0-0, Fontenot 3-0-2-1, Goodmiller 3-0-2-1.
• Game 2 •
Mac (1) — Smith 3-0-0-0, Martin 3-1-1-1, Bryan 3-0-2-0, Klava 2-0-0-0, Giesey 2-0-0-0, Willow 3-0-1-0, Fontenot 3-0-0-0, Strecker 2-0-0-0, Fleming 1-0-0-0, Goodmiller 2-0-0-0.