Bulldogs pull off rare sweep of Tabor

By Steve Sell
April 15, 2019
Christie Betker

It was a weekend like none other for McPherson College’s baseball team.

The Bulldogs sent tremors throughout the KCAC by sweeping longtime gold standard Tabor College to move into second place in the conference at 20-7. And they have broken the school record for wins as they moved to 31-11 overall.

“The sweep is an iconic moment for our program,” Mac coach Bryan Moses said. “More than that, I'm proud of the way we handled adversity today. We stayed calm and made mature decisions."

Mac had started the weekend a game back of the Bluejays, who until Oklahoma Wesleyan came along had ruled the KCAC with an iron fist. After Saturday’s sweep, the Bulldogs closed it out strong on Sunday with a 10-4 win. It was a devastating weekend for Tabor, which is now 18-9 in the KCAC.

Mac jumped on the Jays early, leading 4-0 after just two innings. The Bulldogs later had three straight innings of two runs each.

Lane Fleming continued on a tear for the Bulldogs with a homer and two RBIs. Kristopher Perez and McCoy Pearce added two RBIs apiece. Jackson Goodmiller collected three hits, while Pearce, Trevor Johnson and Brevin Baessler all notched two hits.

Dylan Marble went the distance for the win, allowing just four hits and fanning six in the nine-inning game.

The Bulldogs have won five games in a row and are scheduled to host Bacone on Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader at Bulldog Park. First pitch is 2:00.