Co-Lin jolts East Central

Published 6:53 pm Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DECATUR – The Co-Lin Wolves swept the South Division-leadingEast Central Warriors 8-3 and 11-5 in eight innings Tuesday. EastCentral is 30-16 overall and 14-8 in the South.

Co-Lin (19-29, 5-17) wraps up the season Saturday, hostingSouthwest for a twinbill in the Coca-Cola Classic Challenge series.The first game begins at 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Sophomoreplayers will be recognized before the start of the game.

“The guys came out ready to play,” said Co-Lin head coach KeithCase. “To go up to the division leader’s place and sweep them ispretty good.”

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Co-Lin 8, E. Central 3

Relief pitcher Matthew Freeman (1-0) picked up the win, working thefifth inning with 1 run allowed, 2 walks and 1 hit batter. Startingwas Matthew Hall followed by Drew Weaver in the third and BenMcDowell who finished the final 1.2 innings with 3 strikeouts and 1walk.

Taking the loss was Denver Mann with 4 runs allowed on 6 hits,walked 3, struck out 5 and hit 1 batter in 4.1 innings. Also seeingaction were relievers Taylor Dollar, William Bacon and AustinBucannon.

Kendall Logan smashed a home run and a single for the Wolves. BudBritt and Connor Oakes both doubled and singled twice. Ryne Tudor,Luke Brumfield and Zach Williams.

Ennis Triplett singled twice for the Warriors. Quin Stokes andVince Kurtbandi singled.

Co-Lin 10, E. Central 7

Mitch Tidwell collected the win in the sixth inning to take creditfor the win with 2 runs allowed on 3 hits and 3 walks. Taylor Ortstarted the first inning, followed by Daniel Jenkins for 4.3innings with 2 runs allowed on 1 hit, 4 walks and 1 strikeout. RyanKennedy finished the eighth inning.

Absorbing the loss was Donnie Tabb in relief in the 8th inning.Starter Allan Jackson worked 7 innings with 7 runs allowed on 10hits, no walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 hit batters.

Logan paced the Wolves with 3 singles. Tripling was Jeff DeBlieux.Tudor doubled and singled. Singling were Edmund Cheatam, Brumfield,Britt, Caleb McMinn, Matthew Freeman and Tyler Hue.

For East Central, Donnie Tabb doubled and singled.