CCCC bats come alive in 14-10 win
The Cloud County Community College baseball team scored ten runs over the final five innings to pick up a 14-10 win the second game of a doubleheader with Hutchinson Community College at the Concordia Sports Complex on Sunday.
The Blue Dragons won game one on Sunday 8-6.
Hutchinson won the first two games of the weekend series on Saturday, 11-1 and 7-1.
The T-Birds took the early lead in game two on Sunday, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first.
Austin White was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.
Jackson Cain doubled with one out and Jesse Rall followed with a three-run homerun.
Cal Zagurski singled and scored on a triple by Chase Reibenspies.
Hutchinson scored two in the top of the second, three in the third and two in the fourth to take a 7-4 lead.
Cloud County battled back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at seven.
White once again was hit by a pitch with two outs in the inning.
JD Peterson doubled to drive in White.
Cain singled scoring Peterson and Rall doubled home Cain.
The Blue Dragons regained the lead with a run in the top of the fifth.
The T-Birds answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 10-8 lead.
Zagurski singled to start the inning.
Reibenspies singled with one out and Jordan Brown walked to load the bases.
White doubled driving in all three base runners.
Cloud County added two more runs in the sixth.
Skye O'Neil singled with one out, Reibenspies walked and Brown reached on an error scoring both runners.
Hutchinson closed the gap with two runs in the eighth making the score 12-10.
The T-Birds got a two-out single by Reibenspies in the eighth, followed by a single by Cody Schaffer.
Brown once again reached on an error scoring one run and White singled to score the second.
Reibenspies had three hits and scored three runs in the game.
Trevor Rinne pitched the first four innings of the game allowing seven runs on eight hits.
He walked two and struckout three.
Steven Federau threw the final five innings, allowing three runs on four hits.
He walked five and struckout four.
In game one on Sunday Cloud County broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the fourth inning.
Zagurski opened the inning with a single, Reibenspies sacrificed Zagurski to second.
Tanner Palmore walked and Brown singled to load the bases.
White tripled to score three runs; Peterson followed with a single, scoring White.
A two-out single by Rall scored Peterson.
Rall scored on a ground ball by Roger Diaz.
The Blue Dragons answered with one run in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in the seventh to take an 8-6 lead.
White had two hits and drove in three runs for Cloud County.
Zach Larking started the game and pitched five and two thirds innings, allowing three runs on five hits, he struckout four and walked four.
Aaric Woodyard threw the final inning and a third, allowing five runs on six hits.
It was all Blue Dragons on Saturday.
The T-Birds took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first in game one but Hutchinson scored seven runs in the fifth and four in the seventh for the 11-1 final.
Cain walked with one out in the first and scored on a double by Rall.
Caleb Blumer started the game and pitched four innings allowing five runs on two hits, he struckout three and walked five.
Brendan Hardaway pitched the next two and a third innings allowing five runs on five hits, he struckout two and walked two.
Taylor Keller finished the game allowing one run on three hits, he struckout one.
The Blue Dragons scored two runs in the first inning of game two and never trailed.
They added one in the second, three in the third and one in the fourth for a 7-0 lead.
The T-Birds got their only run of the game in the eighth inning.
Brown walked with two outs and scored on a double by White.
Zach DeMars pitched the first three and one third innings for the T-Birds, allowing seven runs on six hits, he walked three and struckout one.
Matt Forsythe pitched three and two thirds innings allowing no runs on four hits, he walked three and struckout three.
Mikabe Erdmann threw the final two innings allowing no runs on no hits, he walked one and struckout one.
Cloud County will travel to Pratt for a four game series on April 20 & 21.
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