Panthers rally falls short in game two
There was not a lack of offense when NJCAA No. 4 Cowley Community College baseball swept a double header over Neosho County Community College Thursday at Hudson Field in Chanute.
The Tigers won the first game 10-6 and the second 14-13.
Neosho had a late rally in game two, scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth, thanks to two RBIs from Jonah Bride, two seperate RBIs from Chad Thomas and a sacrifice RBI from Levi Ashmore.
Neosho’s Bradley Bullock got into scoring position with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but Cowley pitcher Jake Cowen struck out Panthers Trevor Burkdoll and Blake Tomasino to end the day.
Cowley scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 14-8 lead.
Cowan secured the win and the save. Cowan pitched 2.1 innings giving up one run, and striking out four.
Tyler Mitzel took the loss for the Panthers
In game one, Cowley scored two runs in the tops of the first, second and third innings, one run the fifth, and two in the sixth for the 10-6 win.
Neosho standed three base runners in the bottom of the seventh inning after scoring two runs to narrow the Tiger lead to four runs.
With the base loaded with one out, Tiger pitcher Qinton Doughtery struck out Ashmore and forced Spencer Ibarra into a fly out to short stop to end game one.
Nathan Gieber picked up the win, pitching 4.1 innings, allowing 4 runs, walking five and striking out. Trent Latta took the loss for the Panthers. He went 4.1 innings, giving up eight runs and 11 hits
Neosho travels to Ark City today for a rematch with No. 4 Cowley. First pitch is 1 p.m.