Baseball Tigers outlasted by KW

By Steve Sell
March 22, 2017

SALINA — Normally scoring eight runs in an inning is a virtual guarantee for a victory.

Unfortunately for Central Christian College’s baseball team it wasn’t enough on Tuesday.

The Tigers led KCAC member Kansas Wesleyan 11-6 after posting eight runs in the third, but the Coyotes came right back with five runs in the bottom of the inning to key a 13-11 victory in a single, nine-inning game.

Central was held scoreless over the final six innings, while the Coyotes plated just two as both teams apparently used up most of their production early.

The Tigers lost despite a robust 13 hits, which included two each by Nate Patterson, Hunter Wilcher, Zane Howard, JD Noey and Shomari Cann. Lincoln Rivera drove in four to pace KW.

The Tigers are now 9-20. They play another single game today at Bethany. The action begins at 1 p.m.