Wolves sweep Meridian
WESSON – The Co-Lin Wolves swept a doubleheader form the Meridian Eagles 6-2 and 12-2 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Wolves (4-8) host the Delgado Dolphins (La.) for a twin bill on Monday beginning at 2 p.m.
Co-Lin 6, Meridian 2
The Eagles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first aided by a walk and an error.
The Wolfpack tied the game in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by third baseman Mitch Little.
After a scoreless second inning, Co-Lin scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning. With one out, Philip Lott and Ryan Young hit back-to-back singles. Right fielder Choc Hubbard smashed a home run to centerfield to put the Wolfpack up 4-1. Little followed with a solo blast to left field to add to the Co-Lin lead.
The Eagles pushed across one run in the top of the fourth to make it a 5-2 deficit.
Grant Hill doubled to left field and scored on an RBI single by Paul Angel.
The Wolfpack added another run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Centerfielder Adrian Brown doubled to left field to lead off the inning. He advanced to third on Konner Burke’s sacrifice and scored on Logan Smith’s sacrifice fly.
Colby Whitfield recorded the win for Co-Lin. He allowed two runs, scattered five hits, struck out none and walked three in four innings of work. Casey Hurley relieved Whitfield pitching two scoreless innings and allowing one hit. Corey Funk pitched a scoreless seventh inning striking out one.
Dustin Smith absorbed the loss. Allowing three runs on four hits, walking one and striking out none in 2.1 innings. Also seeing action for the Eagles were Layton Dill (one run, three hits, one walk, three innings) and Baylor Obert (two runs, two hits, one strikeout, .2 innings).
At the plate, Little went 2-for-2 with a home run and a single. Hubbard homered. Lott and Watts had a pair of singles. Brown doubled. Adding support with a single was Young.
For Meridian, Grant Hill went 3-for3 with a double and a pair of singles. Michael Druhan doubled. Paul Angel and Mac Seibert singled.
Co-Lin 12, Meridian 2
The Co-Lin Wolfpack jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning on their way to a 12-2 win in five innings.
An RBI double by Ryan Young, a two-run double by Mitch Little and a two-run home run by Dominic Savage in the first inning gave the Wolfpack a 5-0 lead.
Co-Lin added three more runs in the third inning. Hubbard reached on an error. With two outs, Meridian pitcher Bryant Johnston hit the next three batters, Savage, Whitfield, and Brown as the Wolfpack took a 6-0 lead. With the bases still loaded, second baseman Wesley Watts laced a single to center field to score two more runs as Co-Lin took an 8-0 lead.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth, Savage walked to give the Wolfpack a 9-0 advantage.
Meridian got on the board with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Co-Lin added three more runs in the bottom of the inning. Brown led off the inning with a double. With two outs, Young’s RBI single plated Brown. Hubbard singled to advance Young to third. Burke’s 2-RBI double to center ended the game at 12-2.
The Wolfpack pounded out nine hits off of Meridian pitching. Young doubled and singled (two RBIs). Hubbard racked up three RBIs on his home run. Burke (two RBIs), Little (two RBIs) and Brown (one RBI) doubled. Adding support with a single apiece were Watts (two RBIs), Lott, and Hubbard.
For Meridian, Scott Votaw, Garrett Larosa, Hill and Brooks Balisterri singled.
Freshman Newt Brown got the win allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, walking two, striking out none in five innings of work.
Meridian starter Jonathan Porter took the loss lasting just one-third of an inning, striking out none, walking none and allowed five runs on four hits. Four other Meridian pitchers saw action including Johnston (three runs, four strikeouts, 2.1 innings), Chance McDonald (three runs, four hits, .2 innings), Jake Smith (one run, one hit, one walk, 1 inning), and Josh Curtis (one strikeout, .1 inning).
The Co-Lin Wolfpack scored three runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with three more in the fifth. In the third, the Co-Lin Wolfpack scored on a bases loaded walk, plating Choc Hubbard.