Broncbusters sweep series from T-Birds
Launching three home runs, the Garden City Community College Broncbusters toppled the Cloud County Thunderbirds 12-2 to complete a four-game sweep on Sunday at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Rocky Desantis, Kaleb Zimmer and Nolan Barrientos homered in the win for Garden City.
The Broncbusters pulled out a 5-3 victory in the first game of the doubleheader.
Garden City won 10-9 and 6-3 on Saturday.
A two-run homer by Desantis in the first inning put the Broncbusters on top to stay in game two on Sunday.
Cloud County made it a 2-1 game when Jackson Cain singled and scored on a single by Jesse Rall.
One run in the second inning, three in the third and two in the fourth put Garden City up 8-1.
Austin White walked and scored on a single by Jared Zerr, and Cloud County trailed 8-2.
The Broncbusters added one run in the sixth inning and three in the seventh to extend the lead to 12-2.
Drake Collins gave up seven runs on nine hits in taking the loss. He struck out one and walked three.
Cole Thomas allowed two runs on two hits in an inning and a third. He struck out one and walked one.
Colton Kooser gave up three runs on three hits in an inning and two-thirds. He struck out two and walked one.
Rall had two hits in three at bats for the T-Birds.
Cloud County took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the first game when Cain singled and scored on a single by Rall.
A solo home run in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth gave Garden City a 3-1 advantage.
Cloud County tied the game at 3-3 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Zerr and Tanner Palmore singled and Rall knocked in two runs with a double.
Two runs on three hits in the sixth inning gave Garden City a 5-3 cushion.
Cloud County was retired in order in the sixth and seventh innings.
Rall worked all seven innings in taking the loss. He allowed five runs on 11 hits, struck out four and walked two. He also had two hits and drove in three runs.
Palmore had three hits.
Garden City used a grand slam home run by Cale Dineen in the top of the seventh inning to pull out the 10-9 win over Cloud County in the first game on Saturday.
The game was tied at 6-6 when Dineen's homer put the Broncbusters up 10-6.
Cloud County pushed across three runs in the bottom of the seventh to close the gap to 10-9.
Cameron Zane walked and Trevor Nordell singled.
Zerr drove in a run with a double.
A two-out single by Rall pulled the T-Birds within a run.
A strikeout ended the game.
Cloud County got out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Each team scored two runs in the second inning, and it was 5-2.
Garden City scored one run in the third inning, one in the fifth and two in the top of the sixth to go up 6-5.
Cain tied it with a home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Emilio Foden started for Cloud County, gave up four runs on eight hits, struck out three and walked three in four and two-thirds innings.
Matthew Forsythe allowed three runs on two hits and walked one in an inning and a third in taking the loss.
Adam Bennett gave up two runs and walked one.
Cole Thomas finished up, and allowed one run on one hit.
Rall had two hits and drove in two runs.
Cain knocked in two runs.
In the second game on Saturday, the Broncbusters put up three runs in the top of the first inning.
Zane scored a run on an error in the second inning, and Cloud County trailed 3-1.
Garden City picked up two runs in the fourth inning, and led 5-1.
Cloud County made it 5-3 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Zane and Nordell singled and scored in the inning.
Garden City made it 6-3 with a run in the sixth inning.
Jared Winter took the loss. He gave up six runs on six hits, struck out two and walked six in six innings.
Kasey Biddle pitched three scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, struck out six and walked four.
Zerr and Trevor Reid had two hits each for Cloud County.
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