Washburn baseball drops three straight to NWMS

Trevor Beurman

The baseball team opened up a three-game home stretch against the top-tier Bearcats on March 22. Looking to get some quality wins against a quality team, the Ichabods hoped to notch a win against the powerhouse Bearcats.

The triple-header started on March 22 with a Thursday-evening matchup at 4 p.m. The Ichabods started this game with some fire in the second inning as they bounced back from the Bearcats’ one run in the top half of the second inning with two runs in the bottom half.

After that, however, the flood gates burst open and the Bearcats notched two runs in the fourth inning, one run in the fifth, two runs in the sixth, and three runs in the ninth inning, sealing the deal.

Considering the five runs that Washburn put up, the game was not a total loss for the Ichabods, who have struggled to even compete in their losses this season.

Some notable players in this game were outfielder Javis Larson, with five at-bats and two hits; catcher Steven Jacobson, with four at-bats, one run, and two hits; and outfielder Darian Abram with four at-bats, one run, and one hit.

The final score had Washburn losing by four with a 5-9 final tally.

Washburn looked to bounce back in their second game of the series against Northwest Missouri State on March 23.

Washburn started the game quietly, not scoring until the fourth inning after the Bearcats put up two runs in the first inning. Northwest Missouri State added to their two runs with three more runs in the fifth inning, and one in the eighth.

Washburn attempted to battle back in the ninth inning, scoring two runs in the bottom half, but efforts fell short. The Ichabods dropped yet another game to the Bearcats with a 3-6 loss at Falley Field.

The final game for this series was at 1 p.m. March 24. This game began nearly identical to the others with Northwest Missouri State fighting to an early lead with the Ichabods unable to battle back for the win.

This game started off with the Bearcats on the board in the first-inning, notching a run in the top half. The Bearcats also scored four in the third, one in the fourth, and one in both the sixth and ninth innings. The Ichabods only scored in the fifth and eighth innings, with a total of three runs.

Standouts for the Ichabods Sunday were the usual cast of Larson, with four at-bats, two hits and one RBI; and Abram, with four at-bats, one run, one hit, and one RBI.

TheĀ Ichabods dropped this game 3-8 and could not win a single game against the Bearcats, now holding a season record of 8-19. The Ichabods will now travel to Pittsburg, Kansas, to battle the Pittsburg State University Gorillas on Thursday, March 29.