MANHATTAN — The weather is warming up and so are the bats of the Central Christian College baseball team.
The Tigers feasted on Manhattan Christian Saturday for a sweep of a doubleheader, scoring 24 runs in the process, their best output of the season.
The sweep pushed the Tigers to 14-9 as they won three out of four this weekend from the Crusaders.
Central was an 11-7 winner in the opener. It led 7-1 before Manhattan scored six times in the fourth to get the game tied, but it was all Tigers after that.
Alex Rodriguez went yard for the Tigers and added a double, good for a pair of RBIs. Tyler Gniadek had a pair of doubles and a single, driving in four. Lee Stoops continued hit hot hitting with a double and single.
Zane Howard turned in yeoman work to pick up the win, fanning nine, though he walked seven.
The second game was a Tiger romp, 13-2. Clayton Lacher was on fire with a pair of doubles and a single, good for four RBIs. Martin Guevara had two hits and two RBIs, while Rodriguez knocked in two.
Sean Day worked six innings for the win, with Austin Penn throwing a frame.
The Tigers go on the road Tuesday for a single nine-inning game in Hillsboro against Tabor.