Bulldog baseball season comes to an end

By Steve Sell
April 27, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information

HILLSBORO — KCAC baseball champion and 13th-ranked Tabor College swept McPherson College in Saturday’s season-ending doubleheader, denying the Bulldogs a spot in the upcoming conference postseason tournament.

The Bulldogs lost all four games to the Bluejays this weekend to finish KCAC play at 10-18 after after being 10-10 with two weeks left in the season.

Tabor, which finished KCAC play 24-4 and is 43-10 overall, scored 17-3 and 13-7 victories as the Bluejays’ offense continued its trend of pounding teams into submission.

Tabor had two separate six-run innings in the first game, spurred by 19 total hits.

Tom Potter had two hits for Mac and Austin Russell drove in two runs. Josh Grant took the loss.

The Bulldogs shocked Tabor in the second game by sprinting to a 4-0 first-inning lead, but the Bluejays methodically pecked away at the advantage, outscoring Mac 13-3 the rest of the way.

Jordan Slaton continued his slugging for the Bulldogs with another home run and he had three RBIs. Slaton, Russell, Jose Nossa and Bennet Ratzloff all had two hits for the Bulldogs.

Taylor Werts took the loss.

Mac finished the season 16-32 overall. Coach Andrew Ehling and his staff will have to hit the recruiting trail hard during the offseason as 10 seniors graduate, including most of the starting lineup.

• FINAL KCAC STANDINGS •

Tabor, 24-4

Sterling, 18-10

Friends, 15-13

Bethany, 13-15

Saint Mary, 12-16

Kansas Wesleyan, 11-17

McPherson College, 10-18

Ottawa, 9-19


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