The Pratt Community College baseball team completed a 4 game series at Hutchinson on Tuesday by sweeping the Blue Dragons in a doubleheader 3-1 and 2-1. Combined with the split the teams shared the previous Friday, that gave PCC the edge in the series 3 games to 1.
The Tuesday games were both low-scoring affairs with Pratt’s pitching able to get just a little bit the better of it. In the opener, Daniel Tockhorn, a transfer from NETCC, pitched all 7 innings, yielding only 1 run on 3 hits with no walks. He gave up the lone tally to Hutch in the 7th inning, after keeping them at bay the entire game.
The bats weren’t booming for the Beavers either, but they did just enough to win. Jordan Jones drove in Justin Crouch in the first inning with a double, then later scored himself on a HPB. Crouch clubbed a tater in the 3rd to account for the rest of the PCC scoring. Game Pratt, 3-1.
In the nightcap and series finale, the Beavers got another stellar pitching performance, this time from redshirt sophomore Alex Cox. Over 6 innings, Cox gave up just 1 run on 4 hits and issued 2 BB. The epitome of efficiency, Cox only tossed 81 pitches before being replaced in the 7th by Cameron Clements.
Clements picked up where Cox left off, keeping the Hutch bats quiet over the final three innings, giving up no runs on one hit and two walks.
Although PCC was able to collect more base hits in the nightcap, they weren’t able to translate that into many runs. Jordan Jones went 3/5 and was in on both runs scored by the Beavers—scoring one and driving in Gaige Webster for the other. Game Pratt 2-1.
PCC is now 11-12 on the season and 7-9 in the Jayhawk Conference. The Beavers next action is Wednesday at Stanion Field with NOC-Enid. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.