Willow, Royer power Mac past Central

By Steve Sell
March 15, 2017
McPherson College Sports Information-file

McPherson College’s baseball team rode the wave of its three-game sweep of Ottawa over the weekend right into Tuesday as it defeated crosstown counterpart Central Christian College 10-1 in a single, nine-inning game.

The teams have now split their two games this year.

It was an amazing day for Mac’s Evan Willow, who crushed two homers and drove in seven runs. Reily Martin had the other two RBIs.

Dylan Klava, the reigning KCAC Player of the Week, added three hits. 

Bulldog pitcher Cory Royer threw one of the most dominant games in recent Mac memory. He went all nine innings, giving up just three hits. He walked two and fanned nine. All three Tiger hits were singles.

“I think we are just really confident right now," Mac coach Bryan Moses said. "Evan Willow and Cory Royer delivered a couple of clutch performances for us. We rode those guys the whole game."

The Bulldogs have a chance to stay hot this weekend when they travel to Leavenworth to take on a Saint Mary team that is 1-5 in the KCAC and 3-16 overall. The teams play two games on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.

Central dropped to 7-18. It is home Friday to begin a three-game series with Dordt College. There will be a single game Friday, then a doubleheader Saturday.