Senior Matt Riggs (
Riggs posted a double and a triple amongst his three hits and junior Kevin Hammons (
The Pioneers amassed 11 hits, including a pair of doubles by senior Skip Talarek (
Hammons allowed two hits, two runs, a walk and seven strikeouts, while retiring the final 14 batters to improve his record to 2-1.
TC would cut the deficit in half with a run in the second inning as Reed reached on a single and later crossed the plate on a throwing error to make the score 2-1.
TC added three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to put the game out of reach. The big hit of the fifth inning came on Riggs' two-run, two-out double.
NGU starter Brandon Young (
Riggs shined again as he went 2-for-3, while Beacham came off the bench with a game-winning hit as TC captured the finale 3-2.
Senior pitcher Brent Gabel (
The Crusaders were led by Mike Reis' (
Like the first game, NGU jumped out to a 2-0 lead, plating a run in the first and another in the fifth inning. Loy connected on a one-out double down the left field line and Reis followed with a RBI single. In the second frame, NGU had runners on the corners with no outs. TC got out of the jam as Grayson Smith (
NGU added its second run in the fifth as Smith led off with a bunt singe, moved to second on a bunt and scored on Loy's RBI single up the middle. With Loy moving to second on the throw, Gabel relieved Hall to face the hot-hitting Reis. Reis connected on a single, but Loy was thrown out at the plate on a throw by senior outfielder Josh Wolff (
TC cut the deficit in half in the sixth as Riggs led off with a double off the wall and later scored on Greg Stotser's (
After Gabel retired the side in the top of the seventh, senior Tyler Mayfield (Port Orchard, Wash.) led off with a walk and moved to second on Tim Brown's (Flint, Mich.) bunt single up the first base line. Heath Holder (
Stotser went 0-for-5 on the day as he had his 14-game hitting streak halted.