College of the Ozarks Bobcats played a doubleheader on the road Saturday against the Missouri Baptist University Spartans. The Spartans held the Bobcats to one run in each game to capture two victories.
In game one, the Bobcats scattered seven hits, but were able to score just one run, falling 3-1 to MBU. Highlights of the game featured:
- Max Pulley, sophomore right fielder, went 2-3 with a double to deep right-center and a run scored;
- Cade Little, freshman first baseman, went 2-3 at the plate;
- Kole Kelley, Lincoln Rasmussen, and Ryan Daggs each went 1-3, with Rasmussen driving a double to deep right field in the second inning;
- Junior southpaw Kyle Giefer (4-4) gave up just one earned run on five hits.
Game two saw the Bobcats struggle at the plate, garnering only three hits against MBU’s Josh Ray (5-1), who pitched a complete game that featured 13 strikeouts. MBU took game two, 6-1.
- Kolton Giefer, freshman second baseman, went 1-2, scoring the Bobcats lone run, stealing one base, and walking once.
- Ryan Daggs, freshman third baseman, was 1-3 at the plate;
- Kyle Abrahamson, freshman centerfielder, went 1-3, collecting an RBI;
- Bryce Burtless (2-3), sophomore right hander, pitched a solid game, allowing two earned runs on five hits, three walks, and two strikeouts over five innings pitched.
The Bobcats, whose record now stands at 16-21, will return to the friendly confines of Coach Bob Smith Field in Point Lookout next week. They will face Central Baptist (Ark.) on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. and host a Tri-Match with Bellevue and Columbia that features doubleheaders for the Bobcats on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday will find the Bobcats celebrating their seniors between the 1:30 Bellevue game and the 4:00 Columbia game. It will be their last weekend series at home. Come on out and support your C of O Bobcats!