CCCC baseball falls short in comeback
DODGE CITY – A six run rally in the final two innings wasn't enough as the Cloud County Community College baseball team lost the final game of a four-game series 9-7 to Dodge City Community College here on Sunday.
The T-Birds lost all four games of the series falling 8-1 in the opener and 11-1 in game two on Friday and losing 5-3 in the first game on Sunday.
Trailing 6-1 in game two on Sunday the T-Birds got three runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to take a 7-6 lead.
Austin singled with two out in the top of the seventh.
Kody Cox followed with a walk and the next batter Jared Zerr drove in White with a single.
Tanner Palmore doubled in two more runs in the inning.
Trevor Nordell and Cal Zagurski each singled with one out in the eighth.
Cameron Zane tripled home both runners and scored later in the inning on a wild pitch.
Dodge City scored three times in the bottom of the eighth for the 9-7 final.
Jackson Cain got the T-Birds first run of the game with a solo home run in the fourth.
Drake Collins pitched the first seven and two thirds innings for Cloud County, he allowed nine runs on eleven hits, he had no walks and struckout one.
Kasey Biddle threw the final one third of an inning allowing no run on no hits, he walked one.
Dodge City took an early lead in game one on Sunday scoring a run in the bottom of the first.
Two more runs in the third and one in the fourth gave the Conquistadors a 4-0 lead.
The T-Birds got a pair of runs in the fifth and one in the sixth making the score 4-3.
Zane led off the fifth with a double and scored on a fielder's choice by White.
Palmore singled home White for the second run of the inning.
Jesse Rall singled in the sixth and scored on a ground ball by Zane with two out.
Dodge City got a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth for the 5-3 final.
Rall threw all six innings for the T-Birds allowing five runs on seven hits, he struckout one.
The Conquistadors scored twice in the second and added one run in the fifth and five in the sixth to take an 8-0 lead in the first game on Saturday.
The T-Birds only run of the game came on a solo home run by Rall in the top of the seventh.
Emilio Foden pitched the first five innings of the game allowing three runs on six hits, he walked four and struckout four.
Bryce McMullen pitched two thirds of an inning allowing five runs on two hits, he walked three and hit one batter.
Cole Thomas pitched the final third of an inning allowing no runs and one hit.
Cloud County took a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first inning in the second game.
Palmore led off the game with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Rall.
Dodge City took over the game scoring twice in the bottom of the first and adding two in the second and four in the third for an 8-1 lead.
The Conquistadors would add one run in the fifth and two in the eighth for the 11-1 final.
Winter pitched the first two and one third innings of the game allowing six runs on six hits, he struckout one and walked one.
Matthew Forsythe threw the final five and one third innings giving up five runs on eight hits, he walked two and struckout two.
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