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Pearl River sweeps Co-Lin

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin's Choc Hubbard slides safely under the tag of Pearl River third baseman Gage Teer (11) in Wednesday JUCO baseball action at Sullivan Field.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin’s Choc Hubbard slides safely under the tag of Pearl River third baseman Gage Teer (11) in Wednesday JUCO baseball action at Sullivan Field.

WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves would score seven runs in the ninth inning of their first game with Pearl River on Wednesday in Wesson. The big inning would not be enough though, as Pearl River took a 20-14 win in a game that saw the teams combine for 36 hits.

In game two the Wildcats used an early five run lead to push their way to a 13-5 victory over the Wolves.

Pearl River 20, Co-Lin 14 

Co-Lin was on the verge of succumbing to the 10-run rule in the seventh inning. In the bottom half of the frame the Wolves had two outs and sophomore outfielder Adrian Brown was down to his final strike. Brown would crush the next pitch he saw over the Sullivan Field outfield wall to pull Co-Lin within 15-6 with his 3-run home run and extend the game. Brown finished 1-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Redshirt freshman Jeremy Moore also hit a home run for Co-Lin. Moore finished 2-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Sophomore outfielder Choc Hubbard added a triple and finished 2-4 with two RBIs and one run scored.

Pearl River was led at the plate by Derrick Mount. Mount finished 4-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, and eight RBIs. Starter Shane Brown took the loss for Co-Lin after surrendering eight runs (six earned) on ten hits in four innings. Garrett Goodwin, Miles Thomas, and Alex Smith all pitched in relief. Co-Lin committed four errors. Pearl River used five pitchers with starter Jc Sanner picking up the win after giving up three runs on five hits in five innings.

Wesley Watts and Jackson Twitty finished with two hits apiece for Co-Lin. Austin Irby, Kewaun May, Justin Oliver, Logan Smith, and Tanner Parvin all hit safely for Co-Lin.

Pearl River 13, Co-Lin 5 

Pearl River led 9-0 after 5.5 innings. They outhit Co-Lin 14-12. Co-Lin didn’t have trouble getting batters on, but had difficulty getting them home. Pearl River pitcher Jacob Taylor, a LSU signee, had around 20 MLB scouts in attendance to see him in action. Co-Lin was aggressive at the plate against the big right-hander and put up eight hits against him, but could only plate one run in his six innings of work.

Choc Hubbard was the hot man at the plate for Co-Lin. The sophomore from Mendenhall finished 3-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and one RBI. Freshman catcher Reed Taylor hit his first career home run and produced two RBIs on two hits. Bailey Warren and Austin Irby had two hits apiece. Adrian Brown, Austin Resser, and Justin Olvier all had a hit apiece for Co-Lin. Jordan Antley took the loss for Co-Lin after giving up seven runs in five innings.

Co-Lin (12-22, 5-15 Division) is scheduled to travel to Goodman on Saturday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with Holmes. An audio broadcast of the game can be heard on colinathletics.com or on WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.