Central baseball swept at Bellevue

By Steve Sell
April 20, 2014

BELLEVUE, Neb. — The bats for Central Christian College’s baseball team remained relatively silent on Saturday as 21st-ranked Bellevue University completed the sweep of the four-game weekend series.

The Tigers managed only five hits in a 5-1 first-game setback. Two of them were by Alex Rodriguez, one of those the Tigers’ only extra-base hit, a double.

It was a 1-0 game until the sixth when the Bruins struck for three runs. Nicholas Campos pitched a creditable game for the Tigers, allowing only two earned runs in his six innings on the hill.

The Tigers wasted a nice pitching effort by Robert Hawkins in the second game as Bellevue scratched out a 2-0 win, scoring singletons in the first and fourth innings.

Hawkins gave up only five hits and did not allow a walk, but his team was held to one hit, that a double by Clayton Lacher.

Central is 4-16 in the MCAC and 20-31 overall. It plays a four-game weekend set Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma Wesleyan to close out the regular season.