Baseball Bulldogs crush KW

By Steve Sell
April 09, 2017

It may have been McPherson College’s most complete KCAC baseball game of the year.

The offense was outstanding, the pitching was superb and the defense was airtight here Saturday as the Bulldogs walloped Kansas Wesleyan 12-2 in a single game called after seven innings because of the run rule.

Trevor Haycock and Lane Felming crushed a pair of homers apiece for the Bulldogs, who pounded out 11 hits in all. Haycock finished with five RBIs and Fleming three. Dylan Klava and Jackson Goodmiller drove in two apiece for good measure.

 Matthew Green spinned a three-hitter, giving up singletons in just the first and sixth innings. In the field, the Bulldogs made only one bobble.

Mac had a six-run fourth inning and three innings of two runs each. But it was the pitching of Green that allowed the offense to relax.

“Matt Green's maturity as a pitcher has been a pleasure to watch," Mac coach Bryan Moses said. "He was recruited as a shortstop and he has been phenomenal for us, the leader of the staff, without question. So, what he does with this effort today is that he saves our [bullpen], so we're fresh for the two games tomorrow. It was really nice to not have to go to the [bullpen]."

Mac is now 7-9 in the KCAC and 16-22 overall. The two teams meet at 1 p.m. today at Light Capital Diamond for a doubleheader and with a sweep the Bulldogs would be at .500 in conference play.