Co-Lin splits diamond debut

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 18, 2008

WESSON — The Co-Lin Wolfpack baseball team kicked off itsseason Friday afternoon with a 12-1 win over the Coahoma CommunityCollege Tigers at Sullivan Field.

In the second game of the day, Delgado Community College handedCo-Lin a 12-1 beating. Saturday’s games with Hinds and Kaskaskia(Ill.) were rained out.

Monday, Co-Lin will host Hinds for a 9-inning contest, beginningat 2 p.m. Wednesday, Co-Lin travels to Hinds in Raymond for adoubleheader. The first game begins at 2 p.m.

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Co-Lin 12, Coahoma 1

“We came out and did what we had to do,” said Co-Linhead baseball coach Keith Case. “Joseph (Evans) competed. He gaveus a good start and we put a lot of guys on base.”

Evans, a 5-foot-11, 167-pound freshman right-hander fromLawrence County, recorded his first win on the mound in the seasonopener. Evans allowed 1 run on 4 hits, walked none and struck out4.

Powering the Wolves at the plate with a double and asingle each were Steven Gauthe’ and Timmy Foster. Josh Coone, JamesAnton and TaeByus Smith smashed a double apiece. Ripping 2 singleseach were Montez Chatman and Jordan Toney.

Absorbing the loss was Lawrence McCloud (0-1) with 12runs allowed on 12 hits, 5 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Singling for Coahoma were Lou Ipecac, Brad Wilson,Terrell Jones and Layne Boykin.

The Tigers committed 6 errors to the Wolves’2.

Delgado 12, Co-Lin 1

In Friday’s second game, against Delgado, Brookhaven’sBrandt Hinton took the loss for the Wolves (1-2) as their pitchingstaff struggled in the loss. Also seeing action were Brock Campbellin the second inning, Marty Ballard in the third inning, IanFerrell in the sixth and Kolby Godfrey in the seventh.

“We walked eight batters and allowed 10 hits,” saidCase. “You can’t expect to win. We didn’t pitch well. But we’llcome back and get better.”

Getting the lone Co-Lin hit was Toney who scored JaredRogers for the Wolves’ only run.

Posting the win was Kelly Williams (2-0) who allowed 1hit, 1 run, walked 2 and struck out 7.

“Williams was one of their top two starters on theteam,” added Case. “He had a sharp breaking ball.”

Delgado shortstop Michael Liberton delivered a home runand a double. Third baseman Justin Aldridge doubled and singled.Collecting a triple and a single was left fielder KyleOjasion.