April 17, 2017

Tough Weekend for the Cats

Ibaseballt was a tough weekend for the Cats as they dropped three games against the Lynx of Lindenwood-Belleville.

Game one of Friday’s doubleheader saw the Bobcats lose 6-2, as the team was able to earn 2 runs on 5 hits. J.D. Payne had a strong return after missing 19 games due to injury, going 2 for 3 at the plate. Wyatt Saltarelli suffered the loss, bringing his record to 4 and 4 on the year.

Jansen McQuerter started game two for the Cats.  He pitched 4 innings, giving up 7 runs on 6 hits, as the Bobcats were shutout 9-0.  Payne, Jacob Karlson, Jesse Fisher, Tanner Wallace, and Winston Rasmussen all tallied hits, but the Cats unfortunately weren’t able to put them together to produce any runs.

The final game of the series on Saturday saw a much closer matchup, as the Bobcats earned 3 runs on 5 hits. Alex Stephens got the start, pitching 8 solid innings, where he gave up just 2 runs on 6 hits. Dylan Heitz had a productive day at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double and a single. Payne also recorded a double for the Cats, but it was not quite enough.  Lindenwood-Belleville picked up four runs, two of them coming in the bottom of the ninth on some key Bobcat errors, for a 4-3 Lynx victory.

The Bobcats are now 22-17 on the year and will look to get back to their winning ways when they play a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon against Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, AR.