From late Friday
The young Abilene Cowboy baseball team accomplished something on Friday night that eluded them all season and that was getting a double-header sweep of an opponent. Abilene won the opener against Wamego 8-4 and then came back in the nightcap with an 18-9 victory.
Trailing 4-2 in the fourth inning of the opener, Abilene pushed across two runs for the tie and then secured the win with four scores in the bottom of the sixth.
Wamego had jumped out with a single run in the top of the first only to have Abilene answer with two of its own. Brett Ambrosier opened with a lead off walk and then advanced to third on a sharp single by Kaden Coup. Coup sole second base and Ambrosier scored on a passed ball by the Red Raider catcher. Coup advanced on the passed ball and then scored on a single by Robbie Keener.
After Wamego pushed three across in the third to retake the lead at 4-2, the Cowboys scored twice in the fourth for the tie. Colby Mohn singled to open the Abilene fourth and then went to second on an error than enabled Kaleb Becker to reach safely at first. Both runners scored on Coup’s second single of the game.
The Cowboys secured the win in the sixth with four runs. Camden Meeks singled to left and then stole second. Coup walked, Carter Taplin was hit by the pitcher and Keener doubled to score Meeks and Coup. Keener eventually scored on two more passed balls by the Raiders.
Coup started on the hill for the Cowboys and allowed one earned run on five hits through six innings of work for the win. He walked four and struck out five. Roman Sanchez tossed the final frame giving up two hits with a strikeout.
Coup, Keener and Keaton Hocker each had two hits for Abilene with Mohn, Becker and Meeks also having singles.
In the second game, the Cowboys scored in every inning as they plated five in the first, added two more in the second and third innings and then erupted for four in the fourth and fifth and finally one more in the sixth.
The Cowboys scored 18 runs on 11 hits including a big blow home run by Keener. Keener led Abilene with three hits and three RBI. Coup had two hits and drove in three and Meeks had a pair of RBI. Becker, Karsen Loader, Jayshaun Jones and Roman Sanchez also had hits for the Cowboys.
Abilene started Ambrosier on the hill and he pitched two and two thirds allowing three earned runs on two hits. Sanchez tossed the next one and two thirds allowing two earned runs on three hits. Becker pitched one and two thirds of hitless ball but allowed one earned run. Keener closed out the game for the Cowboys by pitching the scoreless seventh.
Abilene improved to 3-15 and was scheduled to play two against Chapman on Monday in Abilene.