The pitching was there, but the hitting wasn’t here Friday for Central Christian College’s baseball team.
The Tigers held mighty Central Baptist College to five runs in two games, but the result was still a pair of losses.
Central Baptist, which entered the day 10-2 and is perhaps the MCAC’s best team, scored two runs in the sixth inning of the first game and that was the difference in a 3-1 win.
The Tigers wasted nice pitching by Alan Barker and Cody Morton. Barker went 6 2/3 innings and allowed only two runs and no walks, while Morton worked 2 1/3 perfect innings.
Clayton Cramer scored the only CCC run on an error.
The second game was a remarkable pitching duel between CCC’s Doug Gove and four Central Baptist pitchers as they split up the duties. Central Baptist scored two runs in the top of the eighth for the only scoring in a 2-0 victory.
Gove scattered seven hits and walked only two, while fanning 10.
Christian Herbig and Austin Penn had the only Tiger hits, both singles.
CCC, now 5-18, hosts the Mustangs for two more games today.
Central (1) — Gorman 4-0-0-0, Herbig 2-0-1-0, Echenique 3-0-0-0, Stoops 4-0-1-0, Eshelman 3-0-0-0, Carney 3-1-1-0, Rivera 3-0-0-0, Boedeker 2-0-0-0, Penn 1-0-0-0.
Central (2) — Gorman 4-0-0-0, Herbig 4-0-1-0, Echenique 1-0-0-0, Stoops 2-0-0-0, Eshelman 2-0-0-0, Carney 1-0-0-0, Penn 2-0-1-0, Barnhart 2-0-0-0, Boedeker 1-0-0-0, Rivera 2-0-0-0, Cramer 2-0-0-0.