Wolves can’t hold late lead, swept by Jones
ELLISVILLE – The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves dropped a pair of games in Ellisville on Wednesday to the No. 8 Jones County Bobcats. In game one, Co-Lin scored at least one run in every inning but two, but could not hold off a late Bobcat charge in slugfest that Jones captured 20-13. In game two, it was a four-run sixth inning that put Jones over the top in an 8-4 win over the Wolves.
Jones 20, Co-Lin 13
A pitcher’s duel it wasn’t. The teams combined for 41 hits and 10 runs in a nine inning game that took three hours to complete. Co-Lin jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first. Adrian Brown scored on an RBI single by Choc Hubbard, Hubbard scored on an RBI single by Garred Goodwin, and Wesley Watts scored on an RBI double by Austin Resser, all in the first Co-Lin turn at-bat.
The Wolves added one run apiece in the second, third, fourth, fifth innings, and eight innings. They did not plate a run in the sixth inning, but exploded for four more runs in the top of the seventh inning. Just as in the first inning, it was the top/middle of the lineup that carried the scoring load in the seventh. Hubbard scored Brown with an RBI single and Watts scored Reed Taylor and Hubbard with an RBI single of his own. Resser brought Watts home with his single and Co-Lin led 12-8 headed to the bottom of the seventh.
Jones would answer with seven runs in the seventh inning and five more in the eight. The Bobcats finished with 22 hits. Co-Lin committed eight errors.
Watts finished 2-3 with three RBIs and Taylor finished 2-6. Hubbard (two RBIs) and Resser (three RBIs) had three hits apiece and Garrett Goodwin also hit safely for the Wolves. Brown led the team in hits, going 4-5 for Co-Lin.
Starter Shane Brown took the loss after surrendering 12 runs (10 earned) in 6.1 innings of work. Brown struck out one and walked one.
Jones 8, Co-Lin 4
Co-Lin and Jones were tied at 4-4 after 6.5 innings before the Bobcats took over the game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. What stings is that the Wolves had two outs in the inning after two batters and Jones scored three of their runs on passed balls.
Co-Lin only managed five hits with Adrian Brown, Jeremy Moore, Logan Smith, Tanner Parvin, and Austin Resser all posting one hit apiece. Brown scored Moore on his RBI double in the fourth inning. Resser homered in the fifth inning to score himself and Smith and cut the Jones lead to 4-3. Parvin scored later in the inning after a Moore single to tie the game at 4-4.
Jackson Cole suffered the loss after giving up seven hits, seven runs (five earned), and striking out four in 5.2 innings of work.
Co-Lin travels to Senatobia on Saturday for a doubleheader with No. 17 Northwest beginning at 2 p.m. A live broadcast of the games can be heard at www.colinathletics.com or on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.