Co-Lin splits baseball debut

Published 8:09 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MOBILE, Ala. – The Co-Lin Wolfpack split a season-opening doubleheader with Bishop State. They won the opener 5-3 in a 4-run, seventh-inning rally and absorbed a 2-0 shutout in Saturday’s finale.

Co-Lin’s Wednesday twinbill at Baton Rouge Community College has been moved to Thursday, due to the wet weather. The Wolves play Baton Rouge at noon and Galveston (Texas) College at 2:45.

“We turned five double plays on the day,” said Co-Lin coach Keith Case. “Coming from behind to win that first game was big for us.

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“We need to work on our at-bats,” Case added. “Bishop State threw a couple of soft throwers against us. We didn’t make very good adjustments.”

Co-Lin 5, Bishop St. 3

Sophomore transfer Caleb Dugas was the winning pitcher. In 6 innings, Dugas gave up 5 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), walked 1 batter and struck out 3.

Tyler Case (0K, 0BB) allowed 1 hit and got the save.

Centerfielder Milton Griffin hit a 2-run triple in the seventh. Rightfielder Julio Rivera doubled. Second baseman Gabe Wilson and first baseman Will Gatlin each had 2 hits.

In the seventh, Griffin provided a 2-out, 2-run triple to left field and pushed Co-Lin ahead. Griffin scored on a passed ball, giving the Pack an insurance run.

Bishop State 2, Co-Lin 0

Southpaw Shane McKinley gave up 6 hits and 2 unearned runs in 4.2 innings of mound duty. He fanned 2 batters and walked 1.

Tyler Simmons threw 1.1 innings of relief.

Bishop State southpaw Trey Place tossed a 5-hitter to win the nightcap. He struck out 5 batters and walked 3.

Wilson collected 2 of Co-Lin’s hits.