ABILENE, Kan. – The TMP-Marian Monarchs swept Abilene 13-5 and 16-1 in four innings to run their winning streak to eight games. The Moanrchs have now scored in double-figures in four straight games as they improve to 8-2.
Game 1: TMP-Marian 15, Abilene 5
Abilene scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-2 lead but the Monarchs answered with three in the top of the third to game the lead back for good. Eston Brown tied the game with a single which scored Brady Kreutzer. Carson Jacobs tied the game when he scored on an error by the Cowboys catcher. Mason Robbins drove in the third run with a single.
TMP scored five in the seventh to take control. The rally was led by a triple from Brady Kreutzer, a single by Jace Wentling, a groundout by Carson Jacobs, and a double by Tyson Dinkel.
Jacobs earned the victory going five innings and allowing four runs on three hits with eight strikeouts. Robbins threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Game 2: TMP-Marian 16, Abilene 1
The Monarchs scored three in the first innings, two in the second then blew the game wide open with a seven-run third. They added four more in the fourth.
Brady Kreutzer had four singles and drove in four.Tyson Dinkel and Jace Wentling both had three hits. Wentling, Carson Jacobs and Ethan Atherton all drove in two runs.
Colby Dreiling and Brady Kreutzer combined on a two-hit shutout. Dreiling went three innings allowing one unearned run on two hits and picked up the win.. Kreutzer pitched the fourth with two strikeouts.