BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Central Christian College’s baseball team played nationally ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan close in both games on Thursday, with one big inning deciding the opener.
In Game 1, Central had a 1-0 lead until the fourth inning when the No. 5-ranked Eagles scored eight runs to key a 9-2 win. Troy Carrigan’s double was CCC’s only extra-base hit as it was held to four in the game. Bryan Scott went the distance as the fourth inning was his only hiccup.
Game 2 was a great pitching duel, with Landon Stevens gong six innings for CCC and allowing only three hits and two runs. But Central could manage only one run, that on a homer by Carrigan, who also doubled.
Central is now 1-9 on the year and plays two more games today against the Eagles.
• Game 1 •
Central (2) — Sanchez 3-0-1-0, Patterson, 3-0-1-0, Cann 3-0-0-0, Noey 2-1-0-0, Carrigan 3-0-1-0, Marroquin 3-0-0-1, Kemp 3-0-0-0, Carney 3-1-1-0, Jones 1-0-0-0.
• Game 2 •
Central (1) — Sanchez 2-0-0-0, Patterson 3-0-0-0, Cann 2-0-0-0, Noey 3-0-0-0, Carrigan 2-1-2-1, Carney 3-0-0-0, Marroquin 3-0-0-0, Kemp 1-0-1-0, Jones 2-0-0-0.