EDMOND, Okla. – The Fort Hays State baseball team fell to the Central Oklahoma Bronchos on Friday 7-3. The Tigers moved to 3-33 overall and 2-24 in MIAA play, while the Bronchos moved to 26-14 on the season and 16-10 in conference action.
The first frame showed the Tiger bats when Landon Erway, Ryan Grasser and Taylan Mullins-Ohm started the contest with three-consecutive hits. Mullins-Ohm ripped a single through the right side, scoring Erway. The Tigers were able to plate two more runs in the first inning as Grasser scored on a wild pitch. Then, Tyler Olson earned an RBI groundout, scoring Mullins-Ohm.
Central Oklahoma scored seven unanswered runs in the final eight innings to earn the victory as the Bronchos plated one in the second, third, fifth, sixth and three in the eighth.
Tiger starter Ryan Ruder was charged with the loss (1-7), while producing 7.2 innings of work, allowing seven runs on 11 hits with two walks and five strikeouts in the game. Cody Rottinghaus came on in relief on Ruder and retired the only batter he faced.