T-Birds lose doubleheader at Butler County
EL DORADO — The Cloud County Community College baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Butler Community College here on Sunday.
The T-Birds fell 8-6 in game one and 10-9 in the second game.
Cloud County scored three times in the top of the first in game one.
Jared Zerr led off the game with a double and was sacrificed to third by Austin White.
A walk to Jackson Cain was followed by a three-run home run by Jesse Rall.
Butler answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first.
The Grizzlies added one in the second and two in the third to take a 6-3 lead.
The T-Birds closed the gap with a run in the fifth.
White reached on an error and scored on a double by Cain.
Butler scored another run in the fifth and one in the sixth to lead 8-4.
Cloud County scored two more in the seventh.
White doubled and Rall belted his second home run of the game to make the final 8-6.
Rall was 2-4 in the game with five RBI's.
Matthew Forsythe pitched the first four and two thirds innings for the T-Birds, allowing seven runs on eight hits. He walked three and struckout four.
Kasey Biddle finished the game on the mound giving up one run on two hits,;he had one walk.
Cloud County once again got off to good start with three runs in the first inning of game two.
Zerr singled to lead off the game, White reached on an error and Cain walked to load the bases.
Rall came through once again with a two-run double.
Cal Zagurski plated the third run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.
Butler answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning and then got a pair of two-run home runs in the second to take the lead 6-3.
The T-Birds got a run in the third to narrow the gap.
Zagurski doubled with one out and scored on a single by Oliver Hodges.
The Grizzlies got another run in the fourth to lead 7-4.
A run in the fifth by Cloud County made the score 7-5.
Zagurski was hit by a pitch with two outs and scored on a double by Colton Kooseer.
A four run sixth gave the T-Birds a 9-7 lead.
Singles by Trevor Nordell, Riley Budd to start the inning were followed by a one out single by White.
Cain drove in two with a double and White scored on an error.
Zagurski singled home Cain for the final run in the inning.
Butler tied the game with two runs in the seventh and took the lead with a run in the eighth.
White, Cain and Zagurski each scored twice in the game, Zagurski and Budd each had two hits.
Adam Bennett pitched the first six and two thirds innings for Cloud County allowing nine runs on nine hits, he struckout two and had no walks.
Jared Winter pitched two thirds of an inning allowing one run on one hit.
Quentin Miller finished the game allowing no runs and no hits.
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