The College of the Ozarks baseball team hosted the Cougars of Columbia College (Mo.) on Tuesday afternoon for a nine-inning contest. It was a rough day for the Bobcats. Despite having 18 batters on base in the contest, the Bobcats were blanked, 5-0.
C of O sent freshman Tad Jones to the mound to start the game to face the highly touted offense of the Cougars. The Cougars would pounce early in the second inning, using a pair of solo shots to go up 2-0. Jones would settle in and keep Columbia at bay until a single followed by a double down the line with two outs in the sixth would end his day. In all, Tad would record five and two-thirds innings pitched giving up four earned runs, walking two batters, and striking out four before turning it over to the bullpen. The Bobcat bullpen gave up just one run the rest of the way.
Offensively, College of the Ozarks had five hits in the game and drew an impressive 10 walks. Unfortunately, C of O was unable to get a timely hit to push them across the plate.
Leading the way for the Bobcats: Max Pulley (1-3, 2B, 2 BB) and Kolton Giefer (2-3, 2B, 2 BB).
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With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 6-12 on the season. CofO baseball returns to action at home against Ecclesia College (Ark.) on Friday at 3 PM, followed by a pair of games on Saturday at Noon and 2 PM.