Larks salvage weekend series with game-four win

The Hesston College baseball team got a 9-7 win in the final game of a 4-game weekend series with Pratt (Kan.) CC, Feb. 20-21.

Sophomore AJ Chalupka (Flower Mound, Texas) pitched into the fourth inning to get the win. Jordan Gesling (Lenox, S.D.) tossed three shutout frames for the save, allowing just a hit and a walk while fanning five.

Alex Perez (Justin, Texas) continued his hot start to the season out of the leadoff spot with a triple and a home run in four at bats. Jake Salinas (Rockwall, Texas) homered, walked and scored twice. Cole Sturgeon (Newton, Kan.) went deep as well, knocking in three and scoring twice. Jayro Rivera (Mayaguez, P.R.) doubled and knocked in two in four at bats.

Hesston Baseball is 4-7 on the year with a trip to Redlands CC (El Reno, Okla.) upcoming on Wednesday, Feb. 24.