The Briar Cliff baseball team dropped both games of Friday’s GPAC doubleheader at Bishop Mueller Field to Doane by scores of 16-1 and 3-1. The Chargers are now 15-2 overall and 4-4 in the GPAC, while the Tigers moved to 16-14 overall and 6-2 in conference play.
Doane’s offense was a well-oiled machine in game one with the Tigers running away with the 16-1 decision. Doane scored once in the second inning, seven in the fourth, one run in the fifth and added seven more in the sixth to go up 16-0 before BC scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth when Rodney Scarver singled to left field to score Arnulfo Gutierrez, making the score 16-1.
The Chargers had five hits in the game with Brogan Secrist, Sawyer Olson, Gutierrez, Logan Adam and Scarver all having one hit. Zayne Mowen suffered the loss on the mound for the Cliff with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings of work. Kaiona Navas, Jory Boynton, Peyton Griesertand Dalen Blair also all pitched for the Chargers.
Game two was a much lower scoring contest with a final decision of 3-1 in favor of the Tigers. Doane took the first lead of the game at 1-0 in the top of the third inning but Briar Cliff answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the seventh inning when Olson had an infield single to score Adam and tie the game at 1-1. In the top of the ninth, Talon Little belted a two-run double to right center with the bases loaded to score to Tigers and put Doane back up 3-1.
Connor Christiansen was tagged with the loss in the game with one K in 1.0 inning of work after Jacob Wesselmann tossed 8.0 innings with three strikeouts and only allowed six hits and one run. Briar Cliff had six hits in the contest with Olson pacing the Chargers with two hits, trailed by Secrist, Nick Robinson, Adam and Scarver with one hit each.
Briar Cliff and Doane will play two more games on Saturday, this time in Crete, Nebraska with the Tigers hosting the Chargers in another GPAC doubleheader with game one set for 1 p.m.