Tigers Rally For Series Win Over Truman
Truman committed two errors on the game’s final play, allowing Ryan Busboom to score from third, lifiting the Fort Hays State Tigers to a 7-6 come-from-behind 10 inning win Sunday afternoon at Larks Park. Busboom moved to third when Bulldog first baseman misplayed a grounder off the bat of Jay Sanders. He scored on second baseman Jordan Hare’s overthrow at the plate.
The Tigers grabbed a 3-2 lead on Shane Wade’s two-run homer to left in the fourth. Truman would get a single run in the fifth then three in the sixth to take a 6-3 lead.
Fort Hays State answered with three in the bottom of the sixth to tie. Wade drove in the first run with a double. Sanders knocked one in on a groundout then Chris Santoscoy singled to center to tie the game.
Micheal Edlefson (4-1), who picked up a save with one inning of relief in game two Saturday, gets the win in relief, allowing two earned runs on three hits over five innings, striking out four and walking two. Edlefson had strikeouts to end the eighth and ninth inning, both with runners at second.
Starter Jesse Hart allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out three while walking two.
Sam Thornton had three of the Tigers 13 hits. Shane Wade homered and doubled and drove in three helping Fort Hays State to the series win and improve them to 23-18 overall and 19-17 in the MIAA.
The close out the regular season with two games at Northwest Missouri State Tuesday.