Jordan leads Tigers to run-rule in opener

Cowley College freshman George Specht slides home on a wild pitch Wednesday afternoon against Cloud County at Eck Stadium in Wichita.

WICHITA — Cowley College sophomore Brannon Jordan tossed a complete game shutout Wednesday and the No. 2-seeded Tigers run-ruled seventh-seeded Cloud County 8-0 in the second round of the Region VI Tournament at Eck Stadium.

The Tigers (42-12) advanced to face No. 11-seed Barton at 4 p.m. today. The Cougars (37-20) upset third-seeded Butler 6-3 in Game 1. 

Cowley wasted a pair of scoring opportunities in the first couple of innings. The Tigers had first and second and nobody out in the first, and a leadoff double by Parker Dunn in the second, but failed to score.

They finally broke through in the third when Grady Davenport singled home Tyler Halstead.

Carson Sader stroked an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth and the Tigers broke the game open with four runs in the sixth. Cody Milligan’s two-run single was one of four hits in the inning.

The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to run-rule the Thunderbirds (33-24). Logan Steenstra’s ground-rule double scored Blaze Brothers with the walk-off.

Cloud County faces Butler (39-19) at 10 a.m. today in an elimination game.

Josh Laukkanen (4-3) allowed nine hits and five runs in five innings for Cloud County. 

Jordan (9-2), who has signed early with the University of South Carolina, allowed five hits in seven innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Milligan went 3 for 3 with two RBI out of the leadoff spot, while Sader added two hits and drove in two for the Tigers, who outhit Cloud County 12-5.

Cowley 8, Cloud County 0

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