Wolves got 2-2 over spring break; back on field Wednesday

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Wolves of Copiah-Lincoln Community College played in two double headers over spring break and went .500 as the team dropped a pair to Delgado and swept Meridian.

The Wolves battled with Delgado in New Orleans on Monday, March 13, but fell short 7-6 in game one and 5-4 in game two. The Wolves rebounded quickly and defeated the Meridian Eagles 7-6 and 11-3 to open MACJC play later in the week. The games move the Wolves to 7-10 on the season and 2-0 in MACJC play. Co-Lin is back in action Wednesday at 3 p.m. as Gulf Coast enters Sullivan Field. Watch the game live at colinathletics.com or listen live at WMJU 104.3 FM in Brookhaven.

Delgado 7, Co-Lin 6 (8  innings)

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The Dolphins outlasted the Wolves in the team’s first contest over the break as a walk off single secured a win for Delgado. Co-Lin took a one run lead in the top of the first after Jaylyn Williams plated CJ Estave with a single. The Dolphins responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning and another in the third.

The Wolves tied the game at three apiece in the fourth after J.T. Wright brought Kody Smith and Matthew Mordecai home with a line drive. The action continued to go back and forth as the Dolphins plated two in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings.

The Dolphins hit two singles in the bottom of the seventh and brought home the game winning run with a groundball to right field.

Williams and Wright led the Wolves at the plate with three hits apiece. Wright drove in four runs, while Williams pushed another two across. Hayden White, Mordecai, Smith, and Estave also posted hits in the contest.

Hunter Fortenberry started for the Wolves on the mound and threw four innings. Fortenberry gave up three runs (all earned), seven hits, and five walks.

Ryan Cullop suffered the loss for the Wolves after just one inning. The sophomore gave up one run (earned), three hits, one walk, and struck out one.

Kyle Whittington also made an appearance for the Wolves. Whittington gave up three runs, (two earned), two hits, four walks, and struck out one through 2.1 innings.

Delgado 5, Co-Lin 4

The nightcap was another close contest as the Dolphins edged the Wolves in the seven-inning match up. The Dolphins jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after some singles and a sacrifice fly.

Conner Wilkinson cut the lead in half for Co-Lin in the top of the second with a line drive that brought home J.T. Wright.

In the bottom of the second a solo shot and a two-run homer gave the Dolphins a 5-1 lead.

The Wolves tried to battle back throughout the remainder of the game as Williams blasted a solo homerun and drove in another with a fielder’s choice. Estave drove in Wilkinson in the top of the seventh for the Wolves final score of the game.

Wilkinson and Smith both had two hits in the game, while Williams led the team with two RBIs. White, Austin O’Flynn, Mordecai, Williams, and Estave all posted one hit apiece.

Jordan Bowden got the nod for Co-Lin on the mound and suffered the loss after 1.1 innings. Bowden gave up five runs (four earned), three hits, four walks, and struck out two.

Zach James pitched the remainder of the game for Co-Lin and gave up no runs, two hits, two walks, and struck out three.

Co-Lin 7, Meridian 6

The Wolves won in thrilling fashion in the opening game versus Meridian as the Wolves plated two in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Action was slow through the first five innings neither team could produce runs. Meridian was the first to light up the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning with a double that scored two.

CJ Estave responded in a big way for the Wolves in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run shot to right field that tied the game at two apiece. O’Flynn added two more runs later inning with a single that scored Williams and Smith.

The contest was back and forth as Meridian once again took a two-run, 6-4, lead in the seventh with base clearing triple and a ground ball that brought in a run.

 Co-Lin cut the lead to just one in the bottom after Tyler McLeod stole home after a throwdown to second base.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth Jaylyn Williams roped a single to right field that went got passed the Eagle’s right fielder. The shot allowed Blake Estabrook, running for Tyler Etheridge, and Tyler McLeod to score from first and second and win the game.

McLeod led the team in hits on the day with three, while Estave Wright, Williams, and O’Flynn all had one. O’Flynn and Estave led the Wolves with two RBIs each.

Four Wolves saw action on the hill. Christian Day got the start for Co-Lin and threw six innings. Day gave up three runs (all earned), six hits, two walks, and struck out four. Blake Sigrest got the win for the Wolves after throwing three innings. Sigrest gave up no runs, no hits, walked two, and struck out four. Zach James and Kyle Whittington also threw for Co-Lin.

Co-Lin 11, Meridian 3

Co-Lin rolled passed the Eagles in game two of the double header as the team poured in eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Meridian once again took an early 1-0 lead, but Co-Lin plated two in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead. The Eagles tied the game in the fourth, before the Wolves retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth.

In the top half of the sixth the Eagles added another run to tie the game at 3 apiece. Co-Lin took advantage of four walks, three batters hit by pitches, and an error in the bottom half of the inning to take an 11-3 lead. The Wolves also had two doubles in the inning including a base clearing triple from O’Flynn that scored three runs.

Conner Wilkinson led Co-Lin at the plate in game two with three hits, while Smith, Williams, Mordecai, O’Flynn, and White all posted one. Wilkinson and O’Flynn both had three RBIs.

Trammell Martin started on the rubber for the Wolves and threw 4.2 innings. Martin gave up 2 runs (both earned), six hits, three walks, and struck out three.

Anthony Clapp picked up the win after 2.1 innings. The freshman gave up one run (unearned), one hit, two walks, and struck out four.