CL Wolfpack divides Northeast
BOONEVILLE – The Co-Lin Wolfpack split an afternoon double-header with the Northeast Mississippi Tigers after making the 4-hour trip north to Booneville, winning game one 14-10 while dropping game two 10-7.
With the split, the Pack moves to 16-13 on the season, while the Tigers move to 16-10.
While both teams traded blows throughout game one, a six-run fourth inning from Co-Lin help give them a lead that they would not relinquish.
Sophomores Matt Smith, Gabe Wilson, and freshman Dylan Anglin led the Wolfpack at the plate, with all three pushing in three RBI’s. Anglin’s two-run homerun to deep center field sealed the win for Co-Lin.
Sophomore Tyler Simmons comes away with the win after giving up two earned runs on three hits during his three innings of relief for starter Tyler Case. Case gave up four earned runs on nine hits in four innings of work on the mound during the afternoon.
At the plate, sophomore outfielder Will Robertson led Northeast with four RBI’s, while starting pitcher David Gibson dealt with a tough day on the mound, allowed nine earned runs on 10 hits during four innings of work.
Game two followed the same path as the opener, but this time the Pack was not able to come out on top of the high scoring affair.
Sophomore Matt Smith went for three RBI’s for the second time of the day, but it would prove not to be enough as the Tigers tagged Co-Lin starting pitcher Gage Miles with six hits that lead to him giving up three earned runs and being pulled out of the game with no outs in the second inning.
Miles’s fellow Wolves didn’t supply him with much support, as they committed five errors throughout the game.
Northeast was led in game two by freshman left-handed pitcher Hunt Halford, who allowed no earned runs during his four innings of work. In total, the Pack were able to collect just five hits on Halford during the evening.
The next time the Wolfpack will take the field will be on Wednesday, April 3, when Co-Lin travels to Perkinston for a double-header with South Division foe Mississippi Gulf Coast. Game one will be at 3 p.m., with the nightcap set to start 20 minutes after the end of the first game.