CLAY CENTER – The Abilene Cowboys were shut out 10-0 in the opener of an NCKL double-header at Clay Center on Tuesday. Clay center came with a 7-1 score in game two.
The Clay Center pitcher threw a no hitter through five innings of work. Rosenow walked two and struck out 11 Cowboys.
Abilene’s Keaton Hocker took the loss on the hill as he was charged with four earned runs on nine hits. He walked four and struck out five.
The Tigers scored two runs in the second and added eight in the fourth that enabled the game to end after five innings.
Brownell had a near perfect night at the plate for the Tigers as he went three for three including a homer. He drove in three runs and scored twice himself.
Hocker and Camden Meeks were the only Cowboys to reach base in the opener, both on walks.
In game two, the Tigers scored once in the first but the Cowboys came back with a tying run in the third. The game was tied until Clay Center pushed across three runs in the fifth and sixth for a 7-1 win.
Kaden Coup took the loss for the Cowboys. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits striking out three and walking one through six innings of work.
Colby Mohn, Roman Sanchez, Carter Taplin, Hocker and Coup each had hits for the Cowboys. Hocker led off the Cowboy fifth with a ringing double but was left stranded.
Swihart was the hitting star for Clay Center with two hits and three RBI’s.
Merritt was credited with the win after giving up an unearned run on three hits over three innings. He walked four and struck out seven. McDonald pitched the next three innings for the Tigers with Rosenow tossing the seventh inning.
The Cowboys are 0-12 and will travel to Concordia on April 23rd.