The Tiger baseball team dropped a pair of close games to Ottawa University at home on Tuesday afternoon. CCC dropped game one 3-2, in extra innings. Jay Banks pitched all eight innings in the loss, giving up three runs on nine hits. He had great command of his pitches walking zero Brave batters, and striking out nine.
The Braves got on the board in the top of the first inning. The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the third inning with two runs. The Braves tied things up at two in the top of the next inning. Things remained tied until the Braves scored the game winner in the top of the eighth inning. The Tigers kept things close despite only getting three hits in the game. Drew Schiesser, Shadow Stephenson, and Channing Newland recorded hits for the Tigers.
In game two, the Tigers struggled defensively, committing five errors which led to 6-0 win for the Braves. Eric Chronister got the start for the Tigers. The freshman righthander threw 6 1/3 innings giving up six runs on seven hits, walked four, and struck out three. The Tiger offense managed four hits, by four different Tigers, and all singles. Troy Richter, Channing Newland, Drew Schiesser, and Hunter Gaut all recorded hits.
With the losses, the Tigers fell to 3-34 on the season. They are back in action this weekend with a pair of conference doubleheaders against Central Baptist College in Conway, AR. The teams were originally scheduled to play in McPherson, but due to the threat of rain, the venue was switched to Conway. With the change of venue, game times are still being worked out.