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Baseball - Mon, May 8, 2017
(12)Tabor College
Tabor (Kan.) (41-14)05002160014142
Sterling (Kan.) (37-18)001003005993
Great Bend, KS Great Bend Sports Complex
Tabor (Kan.)PitchingSterling (Kan.)
Box, MichaelWinner-
-Loser Taylor, Miceal
Tabor (Kan.)Indv. StatsSterling (Kan.)
2 Players (#33,#42)Doubles 3 Players
NoneTriples None
2 Players (#23,#42)Home Runs #32 Skogseth, Eric

GREAT BEND, KAN. – After dropping their first loss of the tournament earlier in the afternoon to #1 seed/No.3 OKWU, the Warriors took on the #2 seed/No. 12 Tabor College Bluejays for a spot in the championship series of the KCAC Tournament. The Warriors and Bluejays battled it out, but Tabor took an early lead and would hold on for victory, eliminating Sterling from the tournament, 14-9.  

After a quick first inning, Tabor got on the board first, scoring five runs in the top of the second, jumping out to an early 5-0 lead. The Warriors scored a run of their own in the bottom of the third inning, after a double to deep right field from Corey Davis scored Ryan Sedillo, making it 5-1 as the game headed to the fourth.

The Bleujays continued to connect at the plate, scoring two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 8-1 lead, but Sterling would add three runs in the sixth behind a run scored by Javoni Thomas and a two-run homerun over left field from Eric Skogseth to cut into the deficit, 8-4. However, Tabor would rally off six runs in the top of the seventh to extend their lead to 14-4 to end the Sterling run.

The Warriors continued to fight, scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth with base hits from Eddie Juarez and Nicholas Domitrovich, as Daniel Rangel, Devin MacGregor, and Kyle Ulanday scored, but it wasn't enough as the Blujeays would eliminate Sterling from the KCAC Tournament, 14-9.

Eric Skogseth, Eddie Juarez, and Nicholas Domitrovich each had two hits for Sterling, while Skogseth and Domitrovich each had two RBIs. Tyler Charlo finished with two strikeouts on the mound, while Miceal Taylor and Chase Jones each added a K of their own.

Sterling finishes the season with an overall record of 37-18 and a KCAC conference record of 17-10.

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