SFCC Drops Pair of Games to Jefferson to End Regular Season
SFCC baseball closed out their regular season portion of their Region 16 and Missouri Community College Athletic Conference schedules by dropping a pair of games 7-6 in nine innings and 14-4 in seven innings to the 19th ranked Jefferson College Vikings from Hillsboro on Sunday, April 28 at Liberty Park Stadium-Dey Field.
In game one, Bradford led the Roadrunners offense with three hits, including a double and he stole two bases. Jones recorded a pair of hits, including the game tying home run to force the game into extra innings. He also drove in two runs and scored two runs. Freshman infielder Brett Holden and Jacobs also recorded a pair of hits each. Ford also scored a pair of runs. The game was interrupted after the fifth inning by a nearly two-hour weather delay.
"I thought we played well in game one," said Kindle. "Jefferson is an extremely good ball club. We stayed in the game the entire way, things just didn't fall our way at the end."
Lufft got the start on the mound for SFCC in game one. He pitched four innings, allowed five runs on eight hits and struck out five. Morrow pitched two innings, gave up two hits, one run and was given the pitching loss.
In game two, the SFCC offense was limited to four runs on four hits. Ford hit a home run and drove in two runs. Freshman catcher Trey Nichols, Pannier and freshman infielder Brett Holden recorded one hit each. Bradford, Perez and Pannier scored a run each.
Sophomore pitcher Conner Burnett got the start on the mound in game two for SFCC. He pitched three and two-thirds innings. Burnett allowed seven runs, six of which were earned on seven hits. He was given the pitching loss.
"We didn't really execute well at anything we did in game two," said Kindle. "We just didn't play a good game at all."
The Roadrunners record currently stands at 31-18 on the season.
--David Rohrbach, SFCC Athlettics