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Baseball - Fri, May 5, 2017
(RV)Friends University
Friends (Kan.) (31-19)100103100681
Sterling (Kan.) (36-16)6000001108113
Hays, KS Larks Park
Friends (Kan.)PitchingSterling (Kan.)
-Winner Takenaka, Ryo
Lain, RobLoser-
-Save Taylor, Miceal
Friends (Kan.)Indv. StatsSterling (Kan.)
#21 Christenson, ElijahDoubles 4 Players
NoneTriples None
2 Players (#7,#32)Home Runs None

GREAT BEND, Kan. - The Sterling College Baseball team picked up a 8-6 win over Friends University last night in their first game of the 2017 KCAC Baseball Tournament. The game was moved to Fort Hays State University after being postponed, due to field conditions at the Great Bend Sports Complex in Great Bend, Kan.

Sterling started off strong, taking an early 6-1 lead over the Falcons into the second inning. Base hits from Corey Davis, Miguel Reyes, and Javoni Thomas kept the momentum in favor of the Warriors, as Sterling jumped ahead early in the game. Sterling continued to get key hits from Nicholas Domitrovich, Eric Skogseth, and Ryan Sedillo, extending their lead as the game headed into the next inning.

Friends added a run in the fourth and scored three more runs in the sixth to make it 6-5 as the game headed to the seventh. The Falcons continued their late surge to tie game, 6-6 taking over the tempo of the game. However, Sterling would answer back with a base hit by Jake Schimenz to score Miguel Reyes, putting the Warriors ahead 7-6. Sterling added another run in the bottom of the eighth inning, behind sacrifice fly from Eddie Juarez to score Corey Davis, making it 8-6 in favor of the Warriors. Friends looked to make a final run in the ninth inning, but the solid defensive play in the field and strong pitching on the mound in by Miceal Taylor sealed the 8-6 victory for the Warriors.

Corey Davis led Sterling with three hits, while Javoni Thomas and Eric Skogseth each had two RBIs in the win for the Warriors. Jerrott Gray finished with five strikeouts on the mound for Sterling, while Ryo Takenaka picked up the win, with Miceal Taylor earning the save in the victory.

Sterling (36-16) will now move on to play York College in the 7:00 PM game tonight in Great Bend, Kan. at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

Watch all the games live via the KCAC Digital Network.

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