Ichabods’ cold bats thaw out after shut out for big win in second game

The Ichabods had just four hits in a 9-0 shutout in the first game
Tuesday against Northwest Missouri State at Falley Field but then the
offense erupted for a 10-4 win in the second game. The first game of the
doubleheader started 32 minutes late because of a tornado warning that
expired just before the original start time and then lightning delayed
the game further in the third inning. Washburn (20-25, 14-18 MIAA) will
wrap up the season Friday and Saturday with a pair of doubleheaders at
Southwest Baptist.

Tyler Blankenship went 5 for 7 during the two games with three RBI while
Wes Joy was 4 for 5 in the second game to raise his batting average to
.405 on the year.

The six Ichabod seniors were honored between games during Senior Day
ceremonies. Tyler Frazee, Randy Wild, Jake Loveless, Jeff LaCerte, Keith
Barkemeyer and Tommy Mangino each played their final games at Falley Field.

Game 1
Washburn’s first six batters in the lineup went hitless as the Bearcats
cruised to a 9-0 win in the opener.

The Ichabods went down in order the first two innings before Blankenship
and Calvin Iversen led off the third with singles. NWMSU starter Brian
Lamers then retired the next three batters to stop one of Washburn’s few
scoring threats.

Ichabod Jake Loveless made his second start of the year and suffered the
loss. He went 3 2/3 innings and allowed five runs, four earned, off five
hits.


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