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|Mid-America Christian (Ok (8-15)||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||6||2|
|Oklahoma City, OK Jame Curtis Field|
|Friends University||Pitching||Mid-America Christian (Ok|
|Friends University||Indv. Stats||Mid-America Christian (Ok|
|None||Doubles||#10 McNew, Jerry|
|#32 Gardner, John||Home Runs||None|
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Friends University baseball team continued their recent comeback trend, fighting back for an 8-2 victory against Mid-America Christian (MACU) Tuesday afternoon at James Curtis Field.
MACU struck first with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd, with only one of those earned. A Falcon error allowed a man to reach in the 2nd that would come around and score, and the Evangels got two doubles in the 3rd for a 2-0 lead.
Friends (13-6) pitchers would allow just two more hits the rest of the contest, paving the way for the comeback.
The Falcons got on the board in the top of the 5th, loading the bases with two outs thanks to a MACU (8-15) error and two walks. Troy Puga (FR/Pueblo, Colo.) would get hit by a pitch to bring home Joe Pedlowe (SR/Modesto, Calif.) to make it 2-1.
Friends busted out the bats in the 6th, scoring six runs on five singles, adding in two walks and another hit batsmen before leaving the bases loaded.
The Falcons would get the final run of the game in the top of the 7th, as John Gardner (JR/Douglass, Kan.) led off the inning with a home run to left.
Devontae Wilson (SR/Philadelphia, Miss.) came out of the bullpen to pick up the win, going 2.0 innings with two strikeouts and allowing one hit. The Falcon bullpen went 7.0, giving up four hits and one walk with five strikeouts.
Gardner led the Friends offense, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two driven in. Puga also had two RBIs. The Falcons had just four strikeouts at the plate while drawing seven walks and getting hit seven times.
Friends returns to action on Friday, March 10th when they travel to Sterling for KCAC play. Forecasted weather has changed the schedule and the two teams will play their normal conference doubleheader on Friday instead of Saturday, and they'll try to play the single game on Saturday. First pitch on Friday is 12:00pm.