Game 1 Abilene 4 Concordia 3 (8 innings)
In order to remain undefeated in the NCKL Tuesday night, the Abilene Cowboys had to win on the road against one of the most successful programs in the league over the last decade, the Concordia Panthers. Abilene also faced one of the most dominant pitchers in the league in Senior, Chase Parker. He wouldn’t disappoint. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, struck out 15 batters, allowed 5 hits, issued 2 walks and gave up 1 earned run.
Parker’s defense let him down in the game, the Panthers committed 4 errors in the loss and it cost them in the 8th. The Cowboy’s Stockton Timbrook reached base on a single and would later score on a wild pitch to make the score 3-2. Abilene’s Kyson Becker would then reach on an error and would later score on what turned out to be the winning run courtesy of a sacrifice fly by Ben Short.
The Cowboys scored their first run of the game, on an error in the top of the 3rd inning. Chris McClanahan led off with a walk and scored, when the catcher dropped the ball on a third strike and then over threw the first baseman. Abilene would then take their first lead in the top of the 4th on an RBI single by Kaden Coup that drove in Ben short to make the score 2-1.
Concordia tied the game in the bottom of the 6th on A RBI single by Hunter Schroeder. He drove in Wyatt Trost to tie the game at 2-2. Trost also scored the first run of the game. He hit a one out triple and was driven in by Chas Carlgren. Trost finished 2-3 with 2 runs scored and a RBI.
The Panthers threatened in the bottom of the 8th. Stocton Timbrook started the inning but was relieved by Kaden Coup after the Panthers got their first two batters on base. Nick Vignery scored on a sacrifice fly by Trost. The big play of the inning was when Stryker Hake got caught in a run down for the second out. Coup finished off Concordia by striking out Carlgren.
Timbrook, a Freshman, was excellent on the mound. He pitched 7 innnings, gave up 2 runs, scattered 6 hits, struck out 6, and walked 2 batters. His defense was excellent, the Cowboys committed no errors in the victory. Timbrook also was good as a hitter, as he finished 2-4 with a run scored.
Abilene won the second game 8-6 and now have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Cowboys are now 5-7, 4-0 on the season. The Panthers have now dropped 5 of 6 and are 5-5, 0-4 this year.
The next broadcast on AM 1560 KABI is Tuesday May 4, as the Abilene Cowgirls host the Chapman Irish. The broadcast will start at 4:15 with first pitch at 4:30. The Cowgirls swept Concordia Tuesday night 9-5 in game 1 and 11-1 in game 2.