Wolves swept by Eagles
WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves dropped a pair of games to the visiting Hinds Eagles on Tuesday night in Wesson. Hinds won a sloppy slugfest in game one, 18-9, before holding off Co-Lin in game two, 3-2.
Hinds 18, Co-Lin 9
The frigid temperature and swirling winds could have something to do with the overall tone of the game. Co-Lin (11-27, 7-13) committed six errors in the contest while Hinds (24-13, 14-4) tallied five errors of their own. The Eagles pounded out their 18 runs off of 23 hits. The game lasted three hours and thirteen minutes and the two teams combined to strand 19 runners in the nine-inning affair.
Leading the 12 hit Co-Lin attack was Adrian Brown (3-for-5), Ryan Young (2-for-4), and Dominic Savage (2-for-5). Savage and Mitch Little each hit a double apiece. Young led the team with two RBI’s while Savage, Little and Colby Whitfield hit one apiece.
Co-Lin used four pitchers with starter Blake Talbot taking the loss after giving up four runs in 3.0 innings.
Hinds 3, Co-Lin 2
Co-Lin got better pitching results in game two as starter Alex Smith and reliever Casey Hurley combined for a strong performance. Smith pitched 3.1 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits. Hurley pitched 3.2 innings of shutout ball and gave up only three hits.
The Hinds staff combined to hold the Wolves to three hits in the contest and that would be the difference for the home team. Phillip Lott, Konner Burke, and Colby Whitfield would be the only Wolves to hit safely.
Co-Lin took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third when Savage scored first on a fielder’s choice by Adrian Brown and then Burke crossed the plate on a throwing error by Hinds. Hinds took the lead for good with two runs in the top of the fourth.
Co-Lin, still battling for the final playoff spot with three other teams, travels to Perkinston on Thursday, April 17 for a doubleheader with Gulf Coast beginning at 2 p.m. Listen live at colinathletics.com or on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.