Truman State baseball falls to Central Oklahoma 5 to 2

The Truman Baseball team fell 6-2 to Central Oklahoma in game one on Saturday.

Game two was suspended due to persistent rain in the top of the fourth inning after Jarod Hahnâ??s grand slam tied the game at five apiece.

It will resume at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday followed by the regularly scheduled nine-inning contest.

Game 1 Box Score

Central Oklahoma 6

Truman 2

A six-run fifth inning capped by a three-run home run from Wacey Henderson and a solo shot from Matt Malloy lifted the Central Oklahoma Bronchos to a 6-2 victory in the series opener. Edgar Lopez allowed two early runs to get the win on the mound.

The Bulldog took an early lead as Paul Trenhaile tripled to the right field corner and then scored on a wild pitch.

In the third, Corbin Williams robbed Tyler Crabtree of a home run with a leaping grab at the fense to end the inning then came up with an RBI single in the bottom of the third to score Jordan Howe for a 2-0 lead.

Jarrett Eiskina fanned Eric Garza to end the fourth inning with two runners aboard. It was Eiskinaâ??s 150th career strikeout moving him to third all-time on the Truman list passing Bulldog major leaguer Dave Wehrmeister.

He is two away from second all-time and the spot occupied by Bulldog great Al Nipper.

Eiskina got the first out in the fifth but two walks, a pair of hit batsmen led to the home run by Henderson. Tyler Spencer was greeted with a homer from Malloy which was the final run scored in the Bronchos 6-2 win.

Game 2 Stats

Truman 5

Central Oklahoma 5 (Suspended Top 4)

A light but steady rain began to fall at the start of game two and the Bronchos took advantage of a pair of errors in the top of the first.

Wacey Henderson knocked in the run with an RBI single but Tim Lee got Jordan Mullin looking to strand the bases loaded.

Zak Larkin walked and stole second before coming in when Chris Zrostlik reached on a ball in the dirt at first base.

Henderson doubled in two more in the second and Matt Malloy brought in Henderson with a single to make it 5-1.

Paul Trenhaile singled with two outs to start the comeback in the third. Zrostlik followed with a single and Blake Marino walked.

Jarod Hahn then crushed a pitch over the right field fence for his first career grand slam to tie the game at five.

At the end of the third, umpires and coaches gathered to determine the status of the playing conditions.

The rain, while not heavy, was enough to cause mud issues on the mound and plate areas.

The parties agreed to suspend the game until more favorable conditions were forecasted for Sunday.

Courtesy Truman State University