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.

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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.