Tiger Baseball Splits at Southwest Baptist
The Fort Hays State baseball team split their doubleheader at Southwest Baptist Friday. The Bearcats held the Tigers to one run on six hits in a 5-1 win in game one. The Tigers bounced back, scoring 13 runs on 20 hits, to win game two 13-4. Fort Hays State is now 15-13 overall and 11-12 in the MIAA. The Bearcats are 10-15 overall and 10-11 in the conference. The two close 0ut their three-game series Saturday afternoon at 1pm.
Game 1: Southwest Baptist 5, Fort Hays State 1
The Bearcats used a pair of two-out doubles to fuel their five-run fourth inning. The Tigers had grabbed a 1-0 lead on Jordan Miller’s RBI single in the second.
Alex Ellison (2-5) takes the complete game loss, allowing just one earned run on nine hits, striking out three and walking two.
Game 2: Fort Hays State 13, Southwest Baptist 3
The Tigers broke a 1-1 tie, scoring four in the sixth. They then blew the game open with a seven-run eighth. They added one in the ninth for the final margin.
Clayton Garland’s RBI single in the first gave the Tigers the early lead.
Kelton Rule’s one-out RBI single in the sixth gave the Tigers the lead for good. Shane Wade made it 3-1 with a double down the left field line. Chris Santoscoy drove in the final two runs of the inning with a two-out single to right.
Rule hit a solo homer and Ryan Busboom a three-run shot in the Tigers seven-run eighth. Jay Sanders triple to left and drove in another run.
Sam Thornton homered in the ninth.
Clayton Garland and Shane Wade both had four hits.
Tayler Davis (4-2) gets the win, allowing all four runs, one earned, on six hits striking out seven and walking one.