Co-Lin splits at Jones Co.
Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2002
ELLISVILLE -Co-Lin was on the verge of sweeping Jones CountyJunior College Wednesday in a crucial South Division doubleheader.They had won the first game 6-1 behind the pitching of freshmanCole Zumbro and were coasting along with a 5-1 lead in the sixthinning of the nightcap.
The Bobcats exploded for 5 runs in the bottom of the seventh toeke out the second game victory as Scott Robertson homered for theBobcats.
Co-Lin (21-13, 9-7) plays Bevil State (Ala.) today atLivingston, Ala., on the University of West Alabama campus.
Jones (18-14, 11-5) maintained its slim lead in the South race.The Bobcats had swept Co-Lin in a pair of extra-inning games lastmonth at Wesson.
“Cole Zumbro pitched a super ballgame for us in the opener,”said Co-Lin coach Keith Case. “Defensively, we played well.
“In the second game, Miguel Banks did a great job for us untilthe sixth,” Case continued. “He had given up just two hits.”
Jones 6, Co-Lin 5
Co-Lin took a 5-1 lead into the sixth inning. Michael Edwardsrelieved Banks in the sixth. Edwards struck out the first batter hefaced but the Bobcats broke loose for a series of hits and runs inthe seventh.
Jacob Hartwig replaced Edwards and was greeted by a solohomer.
“It was a tough loss,” said Case. “We did some good things.”
Banks, a freshman from Brookhaven, went 5.2 innings. He gave up1 run on 2 hits. He struck out 3 batters and walked 3.
Michael Edwards relieved Banks in the bottom of the sixth. Hegave up 4 runs on 3 hits, fanned 1 and walked 1.
JCJC starting pitcher Chris Hollomon scattered 8 hits. He struckout 5 and walked 1.
Designated hitter Christopher Robinson and shortstop Kyle Bealleach had 2 hits for Co-Lin.
Craig Bush had 2 hits for JCJC, including a seventh-inning RBIin the rally.
Co-Lin 6, Jones Co. 1
Freshman Cole Zumbro pitched the victory. In 5.2innings, he gave up 1 run on 5 hits, fanning 5 and walking4.
Losing pitcher Matt McAlpin gave up 6 runs on 8 hits. Hestruck out 6 and walked none.
At the plate, catcher David Gray led Co-Lin with a 2-runhomer in the fourth inning. Gray’s homer scored Paris Dancy who hadsingled.
First baseman Brandon Holleman had 2 hits and 2 RBIs forthe Wolves. Christopher Robinson, Ryan Davis and Arlandus Brownsingled.
The Bobcats got a single and double from leftfielderScott Robertson.