SHAWNEE- On Friday afternoon St. Gregory's (0-1) hosted Baker University (Kan.), and the Baker Wildcats came away with the 4-2 victory. In the top of the first inning, Baker University (1-0) was able to get their first batter, Max Taulbee, on base via a throwing error, and he'd score on Cody Gregory's single. The Cavs answered back though in their first at bat. Layton Moore (SO/Jones, Okla.) led off with a walk, and he would come around to score on Connor McCoy (FR)'s single. In the top of the second, the Wildcats would score two more runs to make the game 3-1. Wes Summers forced a leadoff walk, and Brian Wircenske would get on two batters later on a fielders choice. Both runners would score on Damon Nolan's single. The Cavs again would answer though, by scoring in the bottom of the inning. Brandon Marerro (JR/Carolina, Puerto Rico) led the innning off with a single and he'd come around to score on Layton Moore's single, to make the game only 3-2. That would be all the scoring on the day for SGU though. The Wildcats scored one more run in the top of the fifth, when Max Taulbee scored on a sac bunt by Dylan Currender, after he had stolen second and third base to get only 90 feet away from home.
Lake Johnson pitched 5 innings, while only giving up 2 runs and striking out 2 batters for Baker University. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Bennett White came into pitch for the final two innings, and he gave up zero runs, struck out one batter, and earned the save.
Matt Oxner (JR/San Jose, Calif.) was the starting pitcher for SGU and recieved the loss. He went 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits, and struck out 5 batters. Grant Schamburg (JR/Weatherford, Okla.) came into the game to relieve Oxner, and he pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up no runs, on no hits and struck out three batters. Cameron Wood (JR/Moore, Okla.) finished the game for the Cavs by pitching one inning and striking out all three batters he faced.
SGU was led offensively by Connor McCoy's and Brandon Marerro's two hits a piece. Layton Moore, Adrian Soltero (SR/Oklahoma City, Okla.), Marcus Rethwill (JR/Portland, Ore.), and Connor Parsells (SR/Oklahoma City, Okla.) all had one hit a piece.
The Cavs play at home again tomorrow against Baker university, starting at noon.