Co-Lin Wolfpack outscores Hinds

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WESSON — Exploding for 16 hits, the Co-Lin Wolves ambushed theHinds Community College Eagles 13-9 Monday on Sullivan Field. TheWolves were powered by Taebyus Smith’s double and 2 singles.

“We hit the ball well and we played good defense,” said Co-Lincoach Keith Case. “I thought we played a pretty good ballgameexcept when we gave up seven runs on six hits in the fifth.”

“Our guys didn’t let down when Hinds went ahead,” Case added.”They kept battling.”

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Hinds got home runs from Shane Bennett and Greg Howard.

Co-Lin freshman Trent Hartzog pitched well for 4 innings. Hegave up 7 hits, 5 runs and walked 1 batter, striking out 6.

Patrick Shumaker (1-0) relieved Hartzog in the fifth and got thewin. In 2 innings,he up 3 hits and 4 runs, walking 2.

“Hinds has a good team,” said Case. “I know we will have ourhands full Wednesday when we play a doubleheader up there.Hopefully, we will pitch well.”

Co-Lin (2-1) resumes play Wednesday at Hinds in Raymond. Thefirst games starts at 2 p.m.


At the plate, leftfielder Paul Davis and rightfielder TaebyusSmith each had 3 RBI for Co-Lin. Cameron Logan and Montez Chapmandoubled.

Collecting singles for Co-Lin were Mitch Pappas, Timmy Foster,Jordan Toney and Jarred Rogers.