Co-Lin Wolves look ugly losing to Jones

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 25, 2005

WESSON — It was a beautiful Saturday for baseball but theCo-Lin Wolves played ugly in Sullivan Stadium. They committed 11errors as the Jones County Junior College Bobcats posted 10-2 and13-8 South Division victories.

Co-Lin (23-23, 4-12) hosts Delgado (La.) Community College todayat 1 p.m., for a regular-season finale doubleheader. The Wolvesparticipate in the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Pearl River inPoplarville, May 6, facing Hinds at 2:30.

The Bobcats (20-30, 7-9), like Co-Lin, are out of the runningfor the state title. Pearl River and Gulf Coast will represent theSouth Division in the state tournament which begins Thursday, atNorthwest in Senatobia.

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“We gave up 25 freebies today,” said Co-Lin head coach KeithCase, referring to his team’s 11 errors, 12 walks and 2 hitbatsman. “You can’t win many games when you give that many gifts tothe other team.”

Jones Co. 10, Co-Lin 2

Co-Lin was limited to 3 hits, singles by MatthewSchexnayder, Garrett Jones and Jody Britt. Jones had bothRBIs.

Jason Ford hit a 2-run homer for the Bobcats in theseventh.

JCJC scored 6 unearned runs in the fourth inning to sinkthe Wolves.

Sidearm specialist Jonathan Blakeny handcuffed theWolves with a 3-hitter. He walked 2 batters and fanned 2. Both runswere unearned.

Derek Thompson took the loss for Co-Lin. He walked 4batters and fanned 2.

“We had six walks, one hit batter and six errors,” saidCase. “That’s not the ingredients for success inbaseball.”

Jones Co. 13, Co-Lin 8

Dustin Cooke pitched the victory. He gave up 7 runs on 9 hits,walked 3 and fanned 7.

Lance Deville started on the mound for Co-Lin and went 2.1. Hegave up 9 runs on 7 hits, walked 4 and fanned 1.

Will Buckels relieved Deville. Buckels gave up 5 hits, 4 runs,walked 2 and fanned 6.

“Errors and walks did us in again,” said Case. “We walked 6batters and made 5 errors.”

Xavier Qualls collected 3 hits for Co-Lin. Britt and GarrettJones both doubled and singled.