BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — It was a rocky weekend for Central Christian College’s baseball team.
The Tigers lost four games in two days to Oklahoma Wesleyan, which is expected to be the top challenger to Tabor for the KCAC championship.
Central lost 9-8 and 7-4 on Friday, then 12-9 and 17-4 on Saturday as they were competitive in a couple of the games. The Tigers are now 4-8 on the year.
• Wesleyan 9, Central 8 — CCC had the lead until the seventh when the Eagles pushed across two runs to avoid the upset. Nate Patterson had three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers, while Caleb Gorman had a homer and single, while Zane Howard and Hunter Wilcher had two hits each.
• Wesleyan 7, Central 4 — The Tigers saw a 3-1 lead get away as they could easily have won both games on the day. Wilcher and Laramie Lumley launched homers for the Tigers.
• Wesleyan 12, Central 9 — The Tigers made it exciting with four runs in the ninth and again led an early 2-0 lead get away. Wilcher hit another bomb and drove in four runs. Gorman, Howard and Mario Rivera had two hits each.
• Wesleyan 17, Central 4 – The Tigers ran out of pitching as the Eagles scored 13 runs in the sixth inning to break it open. Wilcher had a double and homer as he’s proving to be a bona fide star in his first year with the Tigers. Howard also had two hits.
Central hosts Morningside on Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.