Cowley’s season came to an end today at the NJCAA College World Series via a 10-7 loss to Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist in Grand Junction, Colo., on Tuesday. Great season for the Tigers. Our story on the game is below. Gotta love Coach Burroughs — class act.
In other news …. Emporia State senior outfielder Conner Crumbliss was named a second-team NCAA Division II All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association and the Daktronics Division II Sports Information Directors.The Ark City product and MIAA player of the year batted .403 with 54 RBIs and led the league with 89 runs. Good for CC. Could a guy like this play for the Wingnuts, or even have a shot at affiliated ball? I’ll have to consult with Jeff Lutz on that one. Think they’ll have him cover the Raven Symone concert this summer? Man I hope so.
Here’s the Cowley story:
The Cowley College baseball team’s late rallies fell short for the second straight game Tuesday as the Tigers lost 10-7 to Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist in the Juco World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.
The loss eliminated Cowley, which finished with a 48-15 record, winning 21 of its final 26 games.
Cowley rallied from deficits of 4-0 and 8-4 to trail by one run on two occasions but never could regain the lead.
“We just never could throw a zero up on the scoreboard to give ourselves a chance,” Cowley head coach Dave Burroughs said. “The guys battled, and I am proud of them for that. I guess any time you end your season here it has been a good season.”
On Monday, Cowley lost to Santa Fe 10-9, after rallying from a 10-2 deficit.
Ronald Melendez went 4 for 5 for Cowley against Spartenburg. The Tigers leadoff hitter went 8 for 16 in the tourney, driving in four runs and had two homers.
Colt Loehrs went 5 for 11 for the tourney, and Ryan Hege went 4 for 11.
Reliever Calvin Drinnen pitched well, going 8ð innings and allowing three earned runs.