Baseball Tigers waste good pitching

By Steve Sell
April 02, 2017

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Central Christian College’s pitching was outstanding Saturday in a baseball doubleheader with College of the Ozarks.

But the Bobcats’ was even better.

In a couple of low-scoring games, Ozarks came away with 4-3 and 3-0 victories to win the weekend series by taking three of four.

Central is now 12-23 on the season and is scheduled to host Ottawa on Tuesday, though there needs to be a lot of sunshine between now and then.

 • Ozarks 4, Central 3 — The Bobcats stunned the Tigers by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off win.

Central trailed 2-1 before scoring singletons in the fifth and sixth innings to grab a 3-2 lead.

Caleb Gorman had two hits and two RBIs for CCC, while Kenny Cordova added two hits.

Landon Stevens pitched six innings, allowing just two runs and two walks. Bryan Scott was tagged with the loss as an error on the opening play set the wheels in motion.

• Ozarks 3, Central 0 — Central was held to four hits and made five errors, yet was always in the game.

The four CCC hits were all singles by four different players. 

Zane Howard deserved a better fate as he gave up only three hits, no earned runs and walked only one while fanning seven in a performance normally good enough to win. All three runs he allowed came in the first as all five Central errors came in that inning.