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Rain delays Co-Lin’s date at Jones County

WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolves were scheduled to play a key SouthDivision doubleheader today at Jones County Junior College inEllisville. However, Monday’s heavy rainfall has postponed thetwinbill until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Co-Lin (20-12, 8-6) is fresh from a doubleheader sweep ofSouthwest at Summit. Coach Keith Case’s Wolves won Saturday’sopener 10-7 and the finale 5-3 in one extra inning as Matt Leaslugged an 8th-inning homer.

In the opener, freshman Mitch Magnum (3-4) was the winningpitcher with relief help from from sophomore David Gray who movedfrom catcher to the mound. Lea tripled, singled and stole a base topace the Wolves at the plate.

In the nightcap, freshman Kendall Poole started for Co-Lin andwas relieved by sophomore Jacob Hartwig who was credited with thewin. Kyle Beall doubled and singled for Co-Lin.

“Jones leads the South,” said Case. “This is a pivotaldoubleheader for us. They have four really good starting conferencepitchers.

“We’ll face a lefty (Chris Hollomon) who has signed with theUniversity of Texas. Then we’ll face Matt McAlpin who has signedwith Delta State.”

On Saturday, March 9, at Co-Lin, Jones County escaped with apair of victories, winning 10-9 and 7-5, both in extra innings. TheBobcats lead the South Division with a 10-4 record and Pearl Riveris second at 8-4, followed by Hinds (7-5), Co-Lin (8-6), Gulf Coast(8-6), Southwest (4-10) and East Central (3-11).

“We are trying to piece together a good pitching staff,” saidCase. Freshman Cole Zumbro is scheduled to pitch tomorrow’s opener.The Wolves have been weakened by injuries to key pitchers.

Two weeks ago Co-Lin sophomore hurler Derek Atkins was diagnosedwith a torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow. TheMississippi State signee under went surgery last week.

Sophomore pitcher Seth Lofton broke the wrist on his glove handin an April 2 collision with a Pearl River runner.

“We are playing good defense right now,” said Case. “We have toget ready for Jones.”