Bulldogs fall to Panthers despite four hits from Yerrell

By on Apr. 22, 2014 in Baseball

Bulldogs fall to Panthers despite four hits from Yerrell

YORK, Neb. – Junior third baseman Andrew Yerrell pounded out four hits to lead a Bulldog offensive attack on a Tuesday night in which head coach Jeremy Geidel turned to five different pitchers. Heath Benker was the only Bulldog pitcher to provide at least an inning of scoreless work as host York College (28-18) outslugged Concordia, 13-6, in a single nine-inning game.

The Bulldogs fell to 14-28 overall with four games left on the regular-season schedule.

The Panthers bludgeoned the Concordia pitching staff by scoring at least one run in every inning between the second and seventh frames. York scored four times in the fourth off starting pitcher Brody Yost and never looked back on the way to a win that included 15 hits.

Yerrell got the Bulldogs’ three-run fifth kick started with an RBI triple for one us his two runs driven in on the night. Center fielder Camaren Gause singled in Yerrell and Taylor Dudley added an RBI base hit of his own in the inning. Concordia trailed 9-4 but would get no closer.

The Panthers got plenty of production from the No. 6 spot in its lineup where Trevor Ramos knocked in four runs as part of a 2-for-3 effort. Three other Panthers drove in two runs apiece.

After Yost threw the first three innings, Concordia turned to Schafer Thompson for two innings, Bryce Rone for 1.2, Micah Thiessen for 0.1 and Benker for one.

The Bulldogs will return to action on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader at Hastings (12-22, 6-10 GPAC). Concordia then hosts its final regular-season twin bill on Saturday when Nebraska Wesleyan (6-25, 5-11 GPAC) comes to town. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. on senior day.