WICHITA — It was a record-breaking day for McPherson College’s baseball team on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs broke the school record for runs scored when they rang the bell 21 times in a 21-9 whipsawing of NCAA Division II school Newman University.
After falling behind 5-1 after an inning, the Bulldogs exploded for 10 runs in the second inning and never let up. They scored three runs in the third and four more in the fourth as the bats were simply smoking.
The Bulldogs also pounded out 21 hits. Taylor Werts and Jose Nossa clubbed four apiece, while Dorian Shelton added three. Coming up with two each were Zach Wilson, Seth Davenport, Tom Potter (who had the big hit with a homer) and Josh Grant.
Davenport, Potter and Grant all were credited with three RBI each.
Tyler Lambert went five innings to collect the victory, with Loren Farley throwing two scoreless innings of relief.
The Bulldogs are now 16-24 overall. They take a 10-10 KCAC record to Sterling on Friday for a doubleheader. The teams then play a doubleheader Saturday at McPherson’s Light Capital Diamond.