CHANUTE, Kan. — Crowder College clubbed 11 home runs as a team to fuel an 18-8 win over Neosho County Community College on Tuesday.
The Roughriders (13-4) led 7-6 after the first inning after hitting four home runs in the frame. Crowder added two runs in the second, a run in the third and six runs in the fourth to blow the game open for a 16-7 lead. The Roughriders added single tallies in the fifth and sixth innings, limiting Neosho to just two total runs after the first inning.
After a pair of walks to start the game, Peyton Holt launched the game’s first home run to right-center for a 3-0 Crowder lead. Chaz Poppy went deep to left-center in the next at-bat to make it back-to-back long balls. Frankie Circello connected for a two-run homer two batters later and Jack Stroth hit a solo home run later in the inning to wrap the seven-run first.
Neosho’s Mason Lundgrin hit a three-run home run and Ivan White had a solo home run to highlight the six-run bottom of the first.
Poppy and Josh Patrick hit back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning, while Logan Chambers, Patrick and Trey Harris added solo home runs in the fourth inning. Landrey Wilkerson got in on the long-ball fun with a solo homer in the fifth inning. Chambers hit his second four-bagger of the game in the sixth.
Zach Voss earned the start for Crowder and took a no-decision after allowing seven runs on seven hits, two walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Connor Floyd earned the win after allowing one run on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.
Brady Pacha was saddled with the loss after allowing 10 runs on 10 hits and two walks in three innings of work.
Chambers, Patrick and Poppy each had three hits and combined for six RBI. Holt had a team-high four RBI, while Chambers and Patrick each scored a game-high three runs.