Larks use big seventh inning to defeat T-Birds
Hesston College used a seven run seventh inning to capture a 12-7 victory over the Cloud County Community College baseball team Wednesday at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Cloud County led the game 4-2 heading into the top of the seventh.
Sending 10 batters to the plate, the Larks put up seven runs on three hits, three walks and two hit batters.
Nick Yoder drove in three runs with a triple in the inning.
Hesston scored one run in the top of the eighth inning, and led 10-4.
Tanner Palmore reached base on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, and Cloud County trailed 10-5.
Hesston pushed the lead to 12-5 with two runs in the top of the ninth inning.
The Thunderbirds added two runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Cameron Zane was hit by a pitch, Quentin Miller singled and Jared Zerr walked to load the bases.
An error on a ball hit by Jackson Cain allowed Zane to score.
Miller scored on a ground ball by Palmore.
Jesse Rall walked to load the bases, but a strikeout and a fly ball ended the game.
Kasey Biddle pitched the first two innings for Cloud County, and gave up one hit. He struck out two and walked two.
Adam Bennett allowed two runs on five hits, struck out one and walked one in four innings of work.
Bryce McMuller worked a third of an inning, and gave up five runs on two hits in taking the loss. He walked one.
Colton Kooser pitched the final two and two-thirds innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on four hits. He struck out one and walked three.
Cloud County took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Palmore singled and scored on a base hit by Cal Zagurski.
Two runs on two hits and a walk in the top of the fourth inning gave Hesston a 2-1 advantage.
The T-Birds reclaimed the lead at 4-2 with three runs in the sixth inning.
Zerr walked with one out. He scored on a two-out single by Palmore.
Rall singled to drive in Palmore.
Zagurski followed with a run-producing triple.
Hesston then used the big seventh inning to go on top to stay.
Palmore had four hits in six at bats, drove in two runs and scored two.
Zagurski was 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs batted in.
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