On Thursday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen hosted Lamar Community College in a baseball non-conference doubleheader.
In both games, the Plainsmen struggled to get things going offensively helping Lamar to leave Borger with a two game sweep.
(Game One) Lamar CC 15 Frank Phillips 3
The Plainsmen jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Lamar. But the Plainsmen bats would go cold after the second inning, while Lamarâ€™s heated up by scoring 15 runs in the final three innings for the win.
In the bottom of the second inning, freshman outfielder Zack Boylson put the first Plainsmen run on the scoreboard on a RBI single to centerfield.
Two batterâ€™s later, Josh Razo put the Plainsmen up 3-0 by bringing in two runs on a RBI single.
Zach Johnson got the start on the mound for the Plainsmen and did a solid job until the team gave up six runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Pier-Olivier Dostaler brought in the first Lamar run on a RBI triple. The triple started a Lamer rally with three hits and two walks leading to five more runs, before the Plainsmen could get the second out of the inning.
Lamar added three more runs in the top of the sixth inning before blowing the game wide open by adding six in the top of the seventh.
After the second inning, the Plainsmen only managed to collect two more hits in the game.
Clovis, N.M. native Craig Cook got the win on the mound for Lamar by going six innings giving up four hits, three runs, while striking out five batters.
Johnson would get the loss on the mound, going four 1/3 innings giving up five hits, five walks, six earned runs, while striking out four batters.
(Game Two) Lamar CC 5 Frank Phillips 1
The second game of the series saw both teams doing a solid job on the pitching mound by giving up j nine hits combined in the game.
Lamar took a 0-2 lead in the top of the second inning off of hits by Kinohi Kelly-Paleka and Vincenzo Fresquez.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Plainsmen appeared to be on the verge of a big inning by having the bases loaded with two outs. But the Plainsmen came away empty handed as a pop fly to left field got Lamar off the field without giving up a run.
In the top of the third inning, Lamar added another run off a throwing error to make it a 0-3 score.
The score would stay 0-3 until the top of the fifth inning, when Lamar scored two runs off a sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Jake Klauck.
The Plainsmen finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth inning on a RBI single by Mitchell Beaudreau.
But in the sixth and seventh innings, the Plainsmen couldnâ€™t put together a late rally for a comeback win.
Nick Halliday got the win on the mound for Lamar pitching five innings without giving up a run.
Jacob Gonzales got the loss for the Plainsmen pitching five innings giving up six hits and four earned runs.
The Plainsmen go to 3-6 for the season and will next host Garden City Community College in a one game series on Tuesday, February 21st beginning at 1:00 p.m.