Bulldog baseball team splits road tilts

By Steve Sell
March 26, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information

OKLAHOMA CITY — McPherson College’s baseball team continued its recent trend of winning its first game and losing the second on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs outscored Mid-America Christian 11-8 in the first game before being outgunned 11-7 in the second game.

In the first game, the Bulldogs were down 5-1 before scoring six runs in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Zach Wilson led a healthy offensive attack by going 3 for 4, including a double. Austin Russell chipped in with three singles. Tom Potter was 2 for 3 as Mac collected 13 hits in all to make a winner of reliever Josh Grant.

In the second game, Mac led 2-0 early, but Mid-America scored four runs in the second inning and three in the third to take command. The Bulldogs did get as close as 8-7, but Mid-America scored three times in the sixth.

Seth Davenport was immense for Mac with four RBIs, while Wilson homered and singled. Dorian Shelton tallied three runs as he singled and walked twice.

Loren Farley took the loss for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs are now 8-17 overall and take a 4-4 KCAC record into Friday’s home doubleheader against Ottawa. The Braves are led by McPherson High product Aaron Marshall, who has been swinging a hot bat for the Braves.

First pitch is 4 p.m.