Baseball Bulldogs stun ranked Sterling for a second time

By Steve Sell
April 16, 2017
McPherson College Sports Information-file

STERLING — McPherson College’s 7-6 baseball victory over No. 23-ranked Sterling College on Saturday gave the Bulldogs the series win, 2-1.

The teams had split on Friday. The triumph gave Mac 21 victories on the season, a new school record as twice it won 20 games. The Bulldogs are 10-11 in the KCAC and 21-24 overall.

It was a wild-and-crazy game, as the Bulldogs got off the deck by scoring in four straight innings to take a 7-2 lead, only to see the Warriors score two runs in the seventh and two in the ninth, as they had a chance to pull it out. The two weekend losses were damaging for Sterling, as it’s now 13-8 in the KCAC and 29-12 overall.

Dylan Klava was 3 for 5 to lead the Bulldogs and Jakob Shields added two hits. Mac had 10 for the game, all singles. Six Bulldog pitchers toed the rubber, with Blake Ware getting credit for the win and Brett Carter picked up save as he came on to get the final three outs.

“I thought today was a gutsy win for our 'Dogs," Mac coach Bryan Moses said. "A lot of people pitched and we got performances from a lot of different people. Anytime you win a series on the road against a ranked opponent it's a big deal. I'm proud of our guys for coming through in all of the pressure situations this game presented to us."

The Bulldogs are home for a weekend series Friday and Saturday against Tabor.