NEOSHO, Mo. — Crowder College split a twinbill against Iowa Western, falling 8-6 in the opener before earning a 7-4 win in the nightcap on Saturday at Lallemand Family Field.
IOWA WESTERN 8, CROWDER 6
Iowa Western crossed home in each of the first four innings to build a 5-3 lead over Crowder (7-4). Iowa Western used a three-run top of the sixth to push the lead to 8-3. The Roughriders scored once in the bottom of the fifth and twice in the seventh before the rally was ended.
Evan O’Toole earned the win after allowing four runs on eight hits, one walk and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Kaleb Hill took the loss after giving up six runs, three earned, on six hits, one walk and five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Noah Hull led Iowa Western at the plate with a 2-for-3 game, closing with two runs scored and one RBI.
Logan Chambers, Clayton Gray and Rod Criss all had two hits for the Crowder. Chambers had a double and an RBI, while Criss scored twice and drove in one.
CROWDER 7, IOWA WESTERN 4
Crowder used single tallies in the second, third and fourth innings to build a 3-1 lead. The Roughriders pushed across three runs in the sixth inning to make the score 6-1. Iowa Western scored three times in the eighth to cut the lead to two, but Crowder added an insurance run in the bottom half of the frame before closing out the win.
James Hicks earned the win after limiting Iowa Western to one run on give hits and eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Breven Yarbro earned the save after striking out two in one inning.
Conner Mackay took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits, three walks and five strikeouts in four innings.
Logan Chambers had two hits and RBI for Crowder, while Rod Criss went 2-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI.
Benjamin Palmer homered for Iowa Wester, while Spencer Parker and Auggie Rasmusen doubled.