(Manhattan, KS) – The Sacred Heart Baseball team fell to the Kansas State Wildcats 6-1 Friday night in the middle game of a three-game series.
Scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, KSU took the first lead of the game on controversial play at the plate, with Mike Kindel ruled safe on a close play coming home on a groundball to third. Tanner Wilt followed with an RBI single to center to make it 2-0.
The Pioneers immediately responded with their biggest threat of the game, with Dave Boisture (Highland Mills, NY) driving in SHU's first with an RBI single to right. However, the bases-loaded threat ended when KSU shortstop Jake Brown caught a sinking line drive from Matt Charmello and turned it into a double play.
The Wildcats added three in the sixth on an RBI single by Brown and a two-run single by Ross Kivett, then added another in the seventh Matt Giller's RBI single.
Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT) pitched well for four innings, holding the Wildcats scoreless through four innings. He scattered seven hits and gave up five runs in six innings with four strikeouts and no walks.
Sacred Heart looks to salvage the finale of the three-game series on Saturday at 2:00 pm, with Kody Kerski (Waterbury, CT) getting the start on the mound.