Baseball Tigers have heart broken four times

By Steve Sell
April 13, 2014
Thomas Koop

CONWAY, Ark. — Talk about a weekend of heartbreak, Central Christian College’s baseball team went 0-4 at Central Baptist, though the Tigers could easily have been 4-0.

CCC lost 4-2, 2-1, 6-5 and 1-0 decisions to drop to 4-12 in the MCAC and 20-27-overall.

• Central Baptist 4, CCC 2 — Sam Buczek’s two-run walk-off homer stunned the Tigers after they had scored in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game. Robert Hawkins pitched a tremendous game for CCC, giving up just six hits, walking one and striking out four. Alex Rodriguez and Drew Schiesser accounted for the Central runs with solo homers.

• Central Baptist 2, CCC 1 —  CCC led 1-0 until the fifth when Central Baptist scored both its runs on a two-run double by Josh Buczek. Zane Howard threw yet another strong game, but was betrayed by lack of offensive support. He permitted just five hits and walked only three, while fanning four. The Tigers had six singles by six different players.

• Central Baptist 6, CCC 5 — The Tigers led 5-4 before Central Baptist scored a run in the eighth and another in the ninth to pull it out. Daniel Padilla’s three-run homer was the big hit for Central. Schiesser and Lee Stoops had two hits apiece. Alan Barker pitched well, with Doug Gove taking the loss in relief. 

• Central Baptist 1, CCC 0 — Nicholas Campos was nothing short of brilliant for CCC, pitching a six-inning, two-hitter and deserved a much-better fate. He did not allow a walk and fanned five. The only run came in the third on an RBI single by Josh Buczek. CCC was held to three hits, all singles. Clayton Lacher, Lee Stoops and Masaki Yamashita all had one each.

CCC is on the road Friday and Saturday to Bellevue.