Baseball starts season 2-0 against KWU JV

Baseball starts season 2-0 against KWU JV

The Beaver baseball team took both games of a doubleheader against the Kansas Wesleyan JV team Monday afternoon. 


Pratt won game one 12-6. Keaton Gage doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring the first two runs for the Beavers. Brenden Tauber would ground out to third, scoring Khalir Vazquez for the final run of the first inning.


After giving up a run in the top of the second, Pratt extended their lead to seven with a four run inning- Gage and Tauber both chalked up RBIs with the other two runs coming off of errors.


The Coyotes put up two more runs in the third but Pratt answered with two of their own.


KWU went three up-three down to start the fourth. The Beavers extended their lead by one after Eric Escamilla scored Gage on a sacrifice fly.


Taking a 10-3 lead into the fifth inning, Pratt put the game away in the seventh by scoring runs in the fifth and sixth innings.


Game two saw more of the same for Pratt. They took a six run lead into the third, where the Coyotes bounced back with a two run inning. Brody Hanna and Sean Johnson both scored for Pratt in the bottom of the fourth following a one run inning from KWU.


Pratt hammered the final nails in the coffin, scoring three more runs in the third.


The 11-4 victory in game two clinched the day for Pratt.


"Overall, I thought the game went well for us," Said head coach Thompson. "We got some good experience and some innings under our belt. It was a little sloppy at times but we competed at the plate. I thought it was good for our first time out." 


For their first road series of the season, the Beavers will head to Northeast Texas Community College Friday.