Wolves cap season with Southwest split
WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Wolves closed out their season with a doubleheader versus the Southwest Bears on Monday night in Wesson. Co-Lin rode a complete game performance from freshman pitcher Cole Langdon to take an 8-4 win in game one. In game two the Bears rallied with a game winning run in the top of the seventh inning to capture a 10-9 win.
Co-Lin 8, Southwest 4
The win meant that Co-Lin retained the Coca-Cola/Powerade Challenge trophy for another year as the Wolves had previously topped Southwest 10-6 in a 10-inning game on March 1 in Summit. Co-Lin scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning when Adrian Brown plated Jordan Antley on an RBI single. Brown would then steal second and score on an RBI single by Reed Taylor.
Co-Lin had a catastrophic inning in the top of the sixth that saw Southwest score four runs and take a 4-3 run. The Wolves committed three errors in the half inning and virtually gift wrapped the Bears a lead. Co-Lin finished the game with five errors.
The Wolves tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning on an Austin Resser groundout that scored Choc Hubbard. Co-Lin retook the lead in the next inning when Taylor scored Jeremy Moore with an RBI single.
Co-Lin put the game away in the bottom of the eight when Austin Irby scored Wesley Watts with a single. The next batter, Moore, hit a 2-RBI single that scored Resser and Irby.
Langdon closed the season with his longest outing of the season. He gave up four runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out seven and walking three. The lanky right-hander threw 132 pitches in picking up the win.
Southwest 10, Co-Lin 9
Game two was back and forth from the beginning. The score was tied at 3-3, 6-6, and 9-9. Wesley Watts and Jeremy Moore had two hits apiece for the Wolves. Choc Hubbard had four RBIs and a 3-run home run in the bottom of the second to give Co-Lin a 6-3 lead. The Bears would then tie the game at 6-6 in the top of the third, before the Wolves scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead.
Co-Lin scored their final run and took a 9-6 lead in the bottom of the fifth when Jordan Antley scored on a Southwest error. The Bears committed five errors in the game. Southwest tied the game in the top of the sixth with a three run inning.
Co-Lin starter Shane Brown lasted three innings and gave up six runs (four earned) on seven hits. Freshman Jackson Cole was the hard-luck loser after giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits. Cole struck out four and walked none in four innings of work.
Prior to the second game the sophomore class was recognized and honored. Sophomores for Co-Lin (15-27, 8-20 Division) include Wesley Watts, Adrian Brown, Alex Smith, Matthew Evans, Choc Hubbard, Logan Smith, Tanner Parvin, Austin Resser, and Shane Brown.