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Parker tosses no-hitter, Panthers sweep Cowboys

Sophomore Chase Parker threw a no-hitter and Concordia scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 2-1 victory over Abilene in the first game of a North Central Kansas League baseball doubleheader Tuesday at the Concordia Sports Complex.
Parker struck out six and walked three in the game. The only run he allowed came on a walk and an error in the top of the third inning.
Jumping out to an 9-3 lead in the first three innings, Concordia won the second game 11-5 to improve to 11-3 overall and 6-0 in league play.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning in game one.
Parker reached base on an error and scored on an error.
Concordia was shut out one hit over the next four innings.
Abilene tied the game with the unearned run in the third inning.
With the game knotted at 1-1, Jacob Williams led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a single.
Williams stole second and advanced to third on a ground ball by Nick Vignery.
A base hit by Chas Carlgren got Williams home with the winning run.
“It is always nice to get a win,” Concordia coach Brandt Hutchinson said.
Abilene took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning in game two.
The Panthers responded four runs in the bottom of the first.
Williams led off with a triple and scored on a single by Vignery.
Vignery stole second, moved to third on a balk and scored on a passed ball.
Carlgren was hit by a pitch. He also scored on a passed ball.
Gavin Thomas drew a walk, and Tim Peltier singled to drive him in.
A run in the top of the second inning left the Cowboys trailing just 4-3.
Concordia made it a 7-3 game with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
Vignery singled with one out. He scored on a fly ball by Carlgren.
Thomas walked and Hunter Schroeder singled.
Parker knocked in a run with a single.
Schroeder scored on an error.
A two-run single by Carlgren, the plated Williams and Vignery, in the third inning gave the Panthers a 9-3 advantage.
The Panthers made it 10-3 with a run in the fourth inning.
Parker tripled with one out and scored on a ground ball by Peltier.
Abilene picked up one run in the top of the fifth inning.
Concordia made it 11-4 with a run in the bottom of the fifth.
Williams walked and stole second and Carlgren got him home with a single.
Abilene added a run in the sixth inning to make it 11-5.
Tryston Jochems went six innings to get the win. He allowed five runs, two earned, on five hits, struck out 12 and walked three.
Carlgren worked a scoreless seventh inning. He struck out two and walked one.
“Our pitching throughout both games was solid,” Hutchinson said.
Carlgren had two hits in two at bats and drove in three runs.
Williams was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
Vignery had two hits and scored three runs.
Parker had two hits and Peltier drove in two runs.
The Panthers are on the road to play 11-1 Minneapolis on Friday.


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