BOLIVAR, Mo. - Freshman Wes Joy had a pair of hits Saturday to end the season batting .401 but the Ichabods were swept in a doubleheader at Southwest Baptist to wrap up the year 21-28. Joy became the first Ichabod to bat .400 since Mike Koontz and Jerad Head did it in 2004.
The Bearcats won the opener, 18-11 after an eight-run sixth inning and
then they took the second game, 8-7.
Washburn went ahead in the opener, 8-5 after a seven-run third inning
thanks in part to Dan Egan's grand slam to left center.
Calvin Iversen was 3 for 4 in the game with two runs scored while Zach
Walton drove in two with a homer in the fifth inning.
Bryan Stroth started the game and allowed seven runs on eight hits. He
entered the fourth inning with the lead but allowed two runs before
being chased. Washburn's bull pen could not keep the lead.
In the second game Nathan Proctor and Reed Howard each had two hits
and two RBI. Howard led off the fifth with a home run and then Proctor
later drove in two with a single. That put WU up 6-5 but the Bearcats
scored three in the seventh to go ahead for good.
Starter Randy Wild pitched his final game and had a no decision. He
finished his career 12-12 overall with 151 strikeouts, the seventh
most in WU career history.