Co-Lin takes two from Jones County

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 12, 2004

ELLISVILLE — The Co-Lin Wolves posted a pair of key SouthDivision baseball wins Friday over the Jones County Junior CollegeBobcats.

Co-Lin won the first game 4-2 and held off the Bobcats for an8-6 win in the nightcap.

The Wolves, coached by Keith Case, improved to 8-2 in thedivision and 24-10 overall. The Bobcats fall to 12-23 on the seasonand 2-8 in division action.

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“We played extremely hard all day,” said Case. “Our guys playedhard. We are playing with a lot of banged up guys.”

Co-Lin 4, Jones County 2

Freshman Ryan Belanger (5-1) was the winning pitcher allowingtwo runs on six hits, two strikeouts and no walks. Ty Lawson (2-4)took the loss with five strikeouts, Relieving Lawson in the fifthinning was Ryan Green.

“Lawson was a slasher pitcher,” stated Case. “We made a lot ofadjustments for Lawson. “Getting three runs in the fourth inningwas big.”

Co-Lin led 1-0 in the first inning but Jones County came backwith two runs in the bottom of the second for brief 2-1 advantage.The Wolves put together three big runs in the top of the fourth andwent ahead 4-1.

Powering the Wolves at the plate with a triple was sophomoreoutfielder Jeffrey Waycaster. Keeyon Sanders, Guy Alleman, ColeZumbro, Justin Sykes, Deigo Nucete and Ben Sandifer singled.

Alleman, a freshman catcher, left the game in the sixth inningwith a hyper-extended thumb on his glove hand and was replaced byNucete.

For Jones County, designated hitter Joey Mooney led with a homerun. Jason Ford doubled and singled.

Co-Lin 8, Jones County 6

The Wolves produced six runs in the second inning and added twomore in the sixth for an 8-2 lead over the Bobcats. Jones Countybattled back with four runs with two out in the bottom of theseventh. Jerry Perkins grounded out to end the game.

“The second inning was really big for us to get the six runs,”said Case. “Their pitcher, Dustin Cook, was doing well until he hitZumbro and Sykes back-to-back to start the second inning. We werepretty smooth until the seventh inning.”

The winning pitcher was Colby Beach (3-4) with two runs allowedon six hits, four strikeouts and two walks. Boycee Varnes took overin the sixth followed by Matthew Fox who struggled in theseventh.

“Chris Keets led off the inning with a double but then we gottwo outs,” explained Case. “Then things started to snowball andthey had a runner on base and the tying run at the plate.”

Nucete directed the Wolves with a double and two singles.Sanders singled twice. Doubling was Waycaster. Patrick Williams andAaron Guillot singled.

For the Bobcats, Keets led with a double and a single. ElliottBurch followed with a double.

Co-Lin returns to Sullivan Field to host Meridian Tuesday for anine-inning contest. Game time is 3 p.m.