Wolves sweep twinbill from Jones Co.
WESSON — Standout pitching and hitting powered the Co-LinWolves to a South Division sweep of Jones County Tuesday onSullivan Field. Co-Lin won the opener 6-2 and the nightcap 7-2 asCole Zumbro tossed a complete game 5-hitter.
At the plate freshman second baseman Patrick Williams hit forthe cycle as Co-Lin dominated its first division test of theseason. Shortstop Aaron Guillot also homered for Co-Lin.
Co-Lin (15-6, 2-0) travels to play Bossier Parrish CommunityCollege Thursday in a 9-inning game at Fairgrounds Park inShreveport. The Wolves host East Central for a 1 p.m. twinbillSaturday. Delgado (La.) visits Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest.
“That was two real good wins for us,” said Co-Lin head coachKeith Case. “Jones is batting .300 as a team. They have a goodballclub.”
Co-Lin 7, Jones County 2
Zumbro, making a comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery lastyear, has been slowed by nagging leg injuries. Against Jones lastnight, he struck out 7 batters and walked 4, raising his record to2-1 on the season.
“That was big for Cole,” said Case. “Everything is progressing.Cole’s breaking ball was working and he had some pop on hisfastball.”
Offensively, the Wolves scored once in the first inning. KeeyonSanders singled to right field, stole second and third base andscored on an error. They plated 4 runs in the third frame.
A leadoff home run in the third inning by Aaron Guillot got theWolves rolling and put them up 2-0. Patrick Williams collected a2-RBI triple to break it open.
Defensively, the Wolves supported Zumbro with 2 double plays andjust 1 error.
Freshman Joey Mooney started on the mound for Jones. In 3.1innings, he gave up 7 runs on 4 hits, fanning 1 batter and walking2.
Co-Lin 6, Jones County 2
Southpaw Boycee Varnes started on the mound but developed somearm trouble in the opener. Relief pitcher Ryan Belanger closed thedoor on Jones. Varnes struck out 3 batters, walked 1 and allowed 1run on 4 hits in 3 frames.
In 4 innings of relief, Belanger fanned 5 batters, gave up 2hits and did not issue a base on balls.
Ty Lawson started for Jones and was charged wit the loss. Hegave up 6 runs on 7 hits, walking none and fanning 5.
Jody Britt’s triple sent Sanders home in the fifth. With 1 out,Williams slapped a 2-run homer, giving Co-Lin a 6-2 lead. Williamshit for the cycle on the day and went 3-for-3 in the opener.
Bobcat centerfielder Jeremy Perkins hit a solo homer to lead offthe third.