The Harris-Stowe Baseball team had a walk off victory against the Columbia College Cougars on Saturday afternoon but came up short in the series 2-1. The Hornets are now 22-13 on the season and 7-8 in American Midwest Conference play. They are currently in seventh place in the AMC standings.
Game 1: Loss 5-4
Steven Wells started for the Hornets and gave up 5 runs in 7 innings. The Hornets came out swinging with a Dylan Yankle homerun to give the Hornets a 2-0 lead. The Cougars responded as the first two runners reached before a homerun to left made the score 3-2. After another Cougar homerun the Hornets trailed 5-2. The Hornets rallied to score 2 runs in the top of the eighth inning to make the score 5-4. With two runners on with two outs in the top of the ninth the Hornets were not able to push a run across.
Game 2: Win 5-4
The Hornets came from behind to win 5-4 behind Steven Kemp. Kemp would go 5 and 1/3 innings allowing only 1 earned run while striking out 6 Cougars. The Hornets took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 5th with several key hits. PJ Roberts would have 2 hits and Rubiangleo Mingeli would have the winning hit to score Brendan Claus.
Game 3: Loss 8-2
The Hornets defense was shaky and the bullpen allowed 9 hits and 7 runs in the final 4 innings. Starter Jordan Dreibelbis went 5 innings allowing only 1 run on 3 hits. Tony Montano got the Hornets on the board with a steal of home plate in the first inning. The Hornets offense struggled with only 5 hits.