Baseball strikes out against Friends

ABOVE: Cody Wolfe, junior infielder, makes contact with a pitch and begins to head to first. (File photo)

By Tanner Carlson

Staff reporter

The Moundbuilders were swept in a double header against the Friends Falcons Saturday, losing 7-2 in the first game and 10-1 in the second.

This was the first match up against the rival schools and the Falcons came out on top hitting a .333 batting average in game one and they only got better with time increasing their average to .394 in the second.

Jacob Price, junior pitcher, started game one, in the seven innings he pitched he allowed 10 hits, four runs and had two strikeouts. Price was relieved in the eighth for Zachary Snow, freshman pitcher, where Friends’ Augie Isaacson, junior infielder, was able to hit a three run homer to close the game.

The offensive standouts for Southwestern were Naotaka Fujiaeda, junior shortstop, with five at bats he had one hit with an RBI, and had one run. Weston Ward, senior infielder, had four at bats, two hits and brought a runner in as well.

In game two, the Moundbuilders starting pitcher was Javier Alvarez, senior pitcher, pitched five of the seven innings and allowed eight hits, seven runs and added one strikeout. The Falcons’ Emilio Navarro, junior outfielder, hit a single shot to left to start the second inning. Taking the mound in the sixth was A.J. Austin, junior pitcher, allowed three runs on three hits.

The Moundbuilders lone score came off a Ward ground out bringing Fujiaede home from third.

Southwestern will try to end their six game losing streak as they face Mid America Christian in a double header March 13 at 1 p.m. in Oklahoma City.

Tanner Carlson is a senior majoring in communication. You may email him at tanner.carlson@sckans.edu

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