FOREST, Iowa — Central Christian College’s baseball team and Waldorf College split for the second straight day on Saturday.
The Tigers earned the halve by winning the second game 6-2 behind a tremendous pitching performance by Jhon Peralta. He allowed only two hits in seven innings and fanned 11, while walking three. The Tigers were down 2-0 early, but scored three runs in the second and two in the third.
Brent Robinson homered and scored three runs for the Tigers, while Ian Eshelman lashed three hits.
A four-run first inning was the difference in the first game as Waldorf was a 7-3 winner. Eshelman and Clayton Cramer had nice games in defeat by going 3 for 4. Andrew Hightower pitched well, allowing five hits in seven innings, but was betrayed by a leaky defense.
Central, which had entered the weekend 0-8 in the MCAC, is now 2-10. It will take a 7-29 overall record into a single game against nationally ranked Tabor at home on Tuesday. First pitch is 4 p.m.
Central (3) — Gorman 4-0-1-0, Herbig 4-0-1-0, Eshelman 4-1-3-1, Stoops 4-0-0-0, Carney 3-1-0-0, Echenique 4-0-1-0, Barnhart 3-0-0-0, Penn 1-0-1-1, Robinson 3-0-0-0, Peralta 1-0-0-0, Cramer 4-1-3-0.
Central (6) — Cramer 4-0-1-1, Eshelman 3-0-3-0, Echenique 4-0-0-0, Stoops 1-0-0-0, Carney 4-0-0-0, Robinson 3-3-2-1, Barnhart 3-0-0-0, Herbig 2-2-1-1, Rivera 3-1-1-1.