Washburn baseball takes off at the 2018 Air Hog Classic

Justin Villalona

Washburn baseball was back in action in Grand Prairie Texas for the 2018 Air Hog Classic. The Ichabods played Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Arkansas University, Oklahoma Christian University, and Arkansas Tech University for this major tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The Ichabods opened the 2018 season with an 8-3 win against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Darian Abram tallied the first run of the season to make the game 1-0, then Javis Larson singled up the middle which later became an RBI by Brady Hoover to make it 2-0.

The Savage Storm quickly put runs on the boards going into the top of the second making the score 3-2. Those three runs were the only runs scored by the Southeastern Oklahoma for the game.

Josh Ramirez was on fire on the mound as he downed the Savage Storm’s offense as they only had just three hits in the next four innings earning him his first win of the season.

The final score of the game was 8-3 as Abram scored again with a sacrifice fly from Hoover and Kolten Meyer tallied his first run as an Ichabod with the help of Jake Hahn.

The second game the Ichabods played was a close one as they lost to Southern Arkansas 7-6. Washburn attempted a comeback but could not pull it off, leaving Washburn falls to 1-1 on the season.

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Washburn was scoreless until the fifth inning, as they put two runs on the board which made the score 5-2. Then in the seventh inning Washburn put four runs on the board to make it 6-5.

Southern Arkansas was held scoreless from the sixth to the bottom of the ninth as they scored two runs for the walk-off win to make the score 7-6.

Washburn improved to 2-1 on the season, winning 8-6 against Oklahoma Christian University.

The final game of the Air Hog Classic for Washburn ended in a 1-5 loss to Arkansas Tech University, which makes Washburn’s record 2-2 on the season.

Washburn only scored one run which was in the second inning but held Arkansas Tech scoreless until the seventh inning when Arkansas Tech scored three runs to make the score 3-1. Arkansas Tech scored in the eighth and the ninth to make it 5-1 to end the game.

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Stay tuned as Washburn University plays at Southeastern Oklahoma State University at 1 p.m., Feb. 9  before they start their long stretch of home games at Falley Field Feb. 16.