Co-Lin sweeps Jones County

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 1, 2008

WESSON — Copiah-Lincoln Community College sophomore BrandtHinton struck out 8 Jones County Junior College batters Saturdayafternoon at Sullivan Stadium. The Brookhaven product aided theWolves to a 6-1 Mississippi Association of Community/JuniorColleges South Division win over the Bobcats.

In Game 2, the Wolves get the sweep by rallying for 3 runs inthe seventh to author a 10-9 come-from-behind win.

“The sweep today was really big for us in conference play,” saidWolfpack head coach Keith Case. “We had a lot of energy in thedugout today.”

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Co-Lin hosts Baton Rouge (La.) at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Baton Rougeand East Central get under way around 3:30, with Co-Lin and EastCentral starting around 6.

Co-Lin 6, Jones Co. 1

The Wolfpack (15-15, 2-1) used a pair of 3-run innings in thethird and sixth. Hinton (4-2) scattered 5 hits over 7 innings;allowing an earned run and 2 walks.

“Brandt is one of the top pitchers in our league,” Coach Casecommented. “He got after it today.”

The Bobcats (13-18, 0-1) got their lone run in the top of thesecond to claim a 1-0 lead. Designated hitter Adam Evans singled.Two batters later, third baseman Jacan Warren’s single moved Evansto second. Shortstop Chris Glaze singled to score Evans.

The Wolfpack would register 3 runs in the third to claim a 3-1lead. Rightfielder Taebyus Smith tripled. Two batters later,catcher Mitch Pappas singled to score Smith. Pappas went to secondon a Bobcat fielding error. Leadoff batter Mason Warren doubled toscore Pappas. Second baseman Jordan Toney’s single platedWarren.

Case’s crew scored 3 runs in the sixth. Rogers, Paul Davis andSmith crossed homeplate. A fielding error by the Bobcats plated 2unearned runs.

Tyler Seaman (3-4) suffered the loss in 2.2 innings, allowing 3earned runs on 5 hits. John Arender made a relief appearance.

Co-Lin 10, Jones 9

This game seesawed back and forth for 5 innings. Jones would getthe first break of the game in the top of the sixth.

The Bobcats (13-19, 0-2) would score 5 runs in the inning totake a 9-7 lead. Jones got a 4-RBI grand-slam homer fromrightfielder Charlie Hillman, whose hit also scored ChanseYelverton, Keith Page and Adam Evans.

Co-Lin (16-15, 3-1) was determined to give it all that they hadin the bottom of the seventh.

Timmy Foster singled. Two batters later, Smith tripled to scoreFoster. With 2 outs, first baseman Cameron Logan reached on afielder’s choice. With a 1-1 count, pinch-hitter Josh Coone smasheda triple to right center field; scoring Logan from first for thegame-winner.

“Toby (Taebyus Smith) had a great at-bat with 2 strikes on him,”Coach Case commented during a post-game interview. “Cameron ran onthe bases.”

Joseph Evans (3-3) picked up the win in relief of starterChristian Malbrough. Marty Ballard and Trent Hartzog each made arelief appearance.

Luke Briley (2-3) took the loss for the Bobcats. He went thedistance, allowing 10 runs (9 earned) on 13 hits, issuing 3 walksand fanning 3 Co-Lin batters.