Photo Courtesy of Sower Staff
By Erik Cumley
The Bulldogs baseball team split a double header with College of the Ozarks on Friday Feb. 26, resulting in a win for the Bulldogs after the first game with a score of 6-3, while the second game resulted in a lose 4-2. Their overall record on the year is now 3-1.
In the first game, freshman pitcher Alex Johnson had 11 strikeouts, only three runs on three hits and one walk. Johnson threw for 84 pitches. Freshman Jacob Lycan would finish out the game in the seventh.
After being down 3-1 in the opening inning, junior Keaton Candor responded for the Bulldogs in the second with a three-run homerun in the second. Sophomore Jesse Garcia would continue Candor’s scoring streak with a run of his own after an error by the Bobcats. Sophomore Ben Berg would finish off the game in the seventh with a sacrifice fly to bring in another run.
The Bulldogs failed to manage a single hit while facing the Bobcats in game two. While in the fifth inning, a leadoff walk and two errors helped Concordia earn its only two runs of the game.
Junior Nolan Johnson would start the game as pitcher for the Bulldogs, he earned three shutout frames with four strikeouts. Johnson would only start for two innings as sophomore Shane Whittaker would check in for his own two innings, he would earn five strikeouts with one hit and two runs.
Next up for the Bulldogs will be a rematch against College of the Ozarks on Saturday Feb. 27. That game will be a double header at 11 a.m. in Point Lookout, Mo. Both games are slated to be seven innings.