ECC Baseball Swept in Kansas

ECC Baseball Swept in Kansas

FORT SCOTT, KANSAS -- The Ellsworth CC baseball team lost all 3 games in a weekend series on the road against Fort Scott CC.  The Greyhounds won 7-4 Saturday and 6-3 and 5-0 on Sunday.

The home team got things started with 4 runs in the 2nd inning of Saturday's contest.  ECC got to within 6-4 with a 3-run 7th, but got no closer in the 9-inning game.  The Panthers hurt themselves with 4 errors leading to 4 unearned runs.  Starting pitcher Brock Adamson deserved a better fate, giving up only 1 earned run and striking out 7 in 5 innings.  Luke Kalhorn, Jake English and Owen Norris all pitched an inning of relief.  The Panthers collected 6 hits, 2 of them by Boston DoeschotLuke Saxton's double was the lone extra base hit.  Carson Agan knocked in 2 runs and Tanner Short and Saxton 1 each.  Scoring runs for ECC were Doeschot, Brandon Weigel, Saxton and Jean Melean.

Another 4-run inning, this time in the 3rd, set the tone for the 1st game Sunday.  Short provided a pair of hits and a run for Ellsworth, and Max Watson and Melean had RBIs.  Saxton stroked another double for the only extra base hit.  Doeschot started and allowed 3 earned runs in 2 innings.  Karter Beving, Hunter Brown, Luke Christensen and English each worked an inning and only Christensen didn't permit a run.

The Panthers were blanked on 6 hits in the finale.  Fort Scott scored all of its runs in the 1st 3 innings.  ECC hits were by Dariel Colon (a double), Short, Doeschot, Gabriel Monosmith, Weigel and Christensen.  The Panthers stranded 11 baserunners.  Again, 5 pitchers saw action.  Luke Greth started and took the loss.  Justin Roitman, Casey Clair, Jaxson Cornett and Alex Stewart came on in relief.  Three ECC errors resulted in 3 unearned runs.

Ellsworth goes back to Kansas for 4 games with Allen County CC next Saturday and Sunday.