East Central pounds Wolfpack

Published 7:19 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WESSON – The East Central Warriors scored 20 runs and pounded out 25 hits to sweep a South Division double header from the Co-Lin Wolfpack 15-0 in five innings and 5-2. Co-Lin (15-12, 5-5) travels to Northeast Mississippi in Booneville on Friday for a non-division doubleheader beginning at noon.

East Central 15, Co-Lin 0 (5 innings)

Sevy Signa threw a five-hit shutout, striking out four and walking two as he handcuffed the Wolfpack.

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The Warriors jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning aided by three Co-Lin errors. East Central added three runs in the third, exploded for seven runs in the fourth and plated a single run in the fifth.

Tim Anderson led East Central’s 13-hit attack going 4-for-4 including a triple, double and a pair of singles for two RBIs. Chase Domino added a double and a pair of singles for 3RBIs. Rupert Alacantra doubled and singled twice (2 RBIs).

Adding support with a single apiece were Xavier Franklin, Ryan Shotts, Maxwell Harmon (3RBIs) and Terrance Steele.

Starter Shane McKinley absorbed the loss allowing seven runs (1 earned), five hits, striking out one, walking one, and hitting three batters in three innings of work. Corey Funk relieved McKinley in the fourth. He gave up five earned runs, four hits, one hit batter. Also seeing action for the Wolfpack was Ryan Goddard (two unearned runs, four hits, one hit batter in .2 innings) and Konner Burke (one earned run, four hits, two hit batters in 1.1 innings).

Hitting safely for Co-Lin were McKinley, Jonathan Santana, Will Gatlin, and Kyle Cross.

The Wolfpack committed four errors in the game.

East Central 5, Co-Lin 2

Co-Lin took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Caleb Dugas drew a lead off walk. McKinley followed with a single to right field. They both advanced on a wild pitch. Christopher Perry’s sacrifice fly to right field scored Dugas.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning as the Warriors scored three runs. Rubert Alacantra drew a lead off walk. Xavier Franklin singled to left field. John Morgan Berry’s RBI single to centerfield tied the game at 1-all. Dion Olmer singled deep in the hole to score Franklin. Ryan Shotts’ groundout scored Berry as the Warriors increased their lead to 3-1.

East Central added two more runs in the fifth inning. Anderson was hit by a Dugas pitch and stole second. Chase Domino tripled to centerfield to plate Anderson. Alacantra followed with an RBI single to left field to give the Warriors a 5-1 lead.

The Wolfpack scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. With one out, Cole Page doubled to left field and advanced to third on a passed ball. Catcher Keith Martin’s ground out allowed Page to score.

Dugas took the loss for the Wolfpack. He allowed five earned runs, nine hits, struck out three, walked two and hit two batters. Casey Hurley relieved Dugas in the fifth inning. He scattered three hits and hit one batter in 2.2 innings of work.

East Central got 12 hits off Co-Lin pitching.

Picking up the win for the Warriors was Caleb Mikee. He gave up two earned runs, struck out five and walked two in seven innings.

At the plate for the Warriors, Domino tripled and singled. Olmer, Franklin, Berry and Alacantra singled twice. Anderson doubled. Hitting safely was Maxwell Harmon.

For Co-Lin, McKinley singled twice. Page doubled and Martin singled.