Charger baseball dropped to 1-3 on the season Sunday with two losses on day two of the Rube Foster Classic in Kansas City. The squad opened the day with a 3-2 loss to Avila and fell 8-4 to Ottawa in the afternoon game. BC scored first in both contests before giving up the lead.
The Cliff went up 2-0 against Avila with runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Harrison Jestel‘s RBI single to right field brought Mike Anthony home in the fourth frame and Jestel scored a run of his own in the sixth when he stole home. Anthony and Jestel led the team with two hits each.
Avila’s three runs all came in the seventh inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Avila’s Zach Lintzen singled to left field to bring in two teammates and tie the game at 2-2. Another single brought home the winning run for the Eagles as the Chargers went down in order in the bottom half of the seventh.
A tough fourth inning was the downfall for the Chargers against Ottawa. Leading 3-2 heading into the frame, the Cliff allowed five runs to go down 7-3. Each side added one more score each for the 8-4 final score.
Kyler Steinborn is tagged as the losing pitcher, giving up four earned runs and four hits in three innings of work. Austin Carter and T.J Egbarts also saw time on the mound. Brady Harpenau and Trevor Adler each recorded two hits and one RBI each and Jestel had one hit and one RBI.
The Chargers will head south again next weekend for a four-game stint against #20 Central Methodist.