CBC comes back twice to defeat College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, Mo. – Stepping out of conference for a midweek contest, Central Baptist College baseball took on the Bobcats of College of the Ozarks Tuesday afternoon at Davis Field. CBC (18-13) came from behind twice, scoring four in the fifth and three in the ninth to defeat the Bobcats (9-18) 8-6.

Steven Huff

Daniel Martinez got the start and pitched well, allowing just four hits and two runs (one earned) in six innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Colton Burt had the biggest blow of the game, hitting a go ahead bases-clearing triple in the ninth to give CBC the lead.

Neither team scored until the fourth inning when C of O scratched a run across to lead 1-0. CBC responded in the top of the fifth thanks to an error, a sacrifice fly by Wille Baez, a two-run triple by Steven Stewart and a single from Sam Abernathy. The Bobcats cut the lead to 4-2 in the sixth and tied the game with two in the seventh against reliever Dylan Bonds. 

CBC retook the lead in the eighth on a two-out, pinch-hit RBI single by Nikaylen Morrison to go up 5-4 before the Bobcats scored twice in the eighth against Bonds and Ben Slate to take a 6-5 lead. In the ninth, Dalton Burt and Jay French started the inning with singles and both runners moved up on a bunt by Stewart. After an intentional walk to Kelvin Volquez and a strikeout, Colton Burt was down to his final strike when he lined a ball past the diving centerfielder to clear the bases and put the Mustangs back on top. Steven Huff came in for the ninth and notched his first save, retiring the side in order.