Baseball kicks off with even record

Truman State University’s baseball team opened the season last weekend at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, and won the first and last games of the series while losing Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Bulldogs stole the Ichabods’ opening game, beating them 6-4. The Ichabods got their payback in the doubleheader, however, when they won the first game by a single run in the bottom of the final inning and then shut out the Bulldogs in the second game with an explosive 10-0 win. Nonetheless, the ’Dogs had the last laugh when they came back on the last day to win in a 2-0 shutout.

Senior first baseman Charles Kreh earned a hit in every single game over the weekend, featuring a double and a home run in the opener. Defensively, pitchers senior Kent Frantz and sophomore Bryan Clark earned wins, and senior closer Peter Young got both saves of the series.

The Bulldogs will play a pair of doubleheaders against Missouri Southern State University starting Saturday in Joplin, Missouri.