Larks sweep home doubleheader

The Hesston College baseball team swept a pair of games (5-2, 11-1) over Central Christian College JV (McPherson, Kan.) on Tuesday, March 3, improving its season record to 7-10.

Hesston scored three runs late to pull away from a 2-2 game in the opener before scoring early and often in the game two romp.

AJ Chalupka (Flower Mound, Texas) threw five frames in the opener, allowing two earned runs on four hits before JC Ortega (Spring, Texas) took the mound and tossed two innings of shutout ball to get the win in relief.

Jayro Rivera (Mayaguez, P.R.) had a double and three RBI, while Justin Velazquez (Barceloneta, P.R.) homered and knocked in three in the game two blowout. Hayden Pentecost (Wichita, Kan.) threw three shutout innings with three strikeouts and no hits allowed to start and win the nightcap.

The Larks travel to Northern Oklahoma College (Tonkawa) for a noon doubleheader on Saturday, March 5.