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Tigers Baseball for the Win
The CCCK Tigers Baseball team traveled down to Oklahoma to have a 4 game series against the Kansas City Falcons and the Randall Saints. Tigers would play KCC and Randall on Friday then go Randall and KCC on Saturday. Coach McNett and the Tigers are looking to build some confidence before starting conference play in the prestigious Sonner Athletic Conference.
Day one for the Tigers started off great as they quickly took a 3-0 lead over Kansas Christian College, but as the game would go on the lead would quickly dwindle just as fast as they got it and were not able to dig out of the 5-3 hole. The Tigers would not hang their heads though as they would play with a chip on their shoulder in game 2 against Randall University. A mix of good offense set up for confidence on the defensive side and Tigers easily took care of business to go 1-1 on the day and 4-6 overall.
The Tigers would get their opportunity to redeem themselves against KCC and take another game from Randall. The Tigers like day one would first go against KCC. The game start would be similar to their first one, but the Tigers wouldn’t let the Falcons have a big inning and the offense was rolling. The Tigers would smash the Falcons 8-3 and pull to one game away from .500. Tigers would keep the momentum rolling and continue to produce hits and score runs. After a back and forth battle to begin the game the Tigers would bust the game open and never look back. They would take care of the Saints with a score of 8-3.
Coach McNett had this to say about the games this weekend:
“I’m extremely proud of the guys this weekend. Our starting pitching did a fantastic job all weekend. From our starting pitchers to our relievers they did outstanding. This weekend’s pitching was stamped by a complete game by Jared Jones where he dominated from the first pitch. Offensively Kyle Jay, Steven Monarres, Titus Beacham, and Ryan Mota all contributed heavily this weekend.”
“Going into our last week before conference play, we are looking to build off our early success and go into it with a full head of steam.”
Tigers improve to 6-6 on the season and will look to take on 13th ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan on February 18th for their first 9 inning game of the season.
About Central Christian College of Kansas
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, body, and soul. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about who Central is go to: centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the athletics website to follow the baseball team and the other athletic programs.