College baseball: Wolves split series with No. 1-ranked East Central

Published 4:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2024

The No. 1-ranked East Central Warriors came into their matchup with Copiah-Lincoln CC with just one loss on their record. The visiting Wolves from Wesson nearly took both games but settled for a split of the MACCC doubleheader.

ECCC is now 32-2 overall and 8-2 in conference play. Co-Lin moves to 17-17 overall and 5-5 in league play after dropping the opener 8-4 in Decatur and then fighting back to win the finale 3-1.

Co-Lin led 2-1 through six complete innings in the opener before seeing East Central scored seven runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings.

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Game two was a chance for Co-Lin to return the favor as the Wolves trailed 1-0 and won the game with three runs in their last at-bat to start the seventh inning.

Sophomore pitcher Colby Gollot was outstanding on the mound for the Wolves in game two. A native of Ocean Springs, Gollott struck out seven, walked two, scattered five hits and gave up one run.

Braydon Evans (Discovery Christian) drew a leadoff walk to star the seventh inning comeback for Co-Lin in game two.

After Co-Lin tied the game at 1-1, pinch hitter Sawyer Dunn (Simpson Academy) reached via an error with two away and the bases loaded. That play resulted in two runs scoring and Gollott got three-straight batters to seal the victory.

The first game was close until CLCC had an inning where three walks helped lead to three runs for the Warriors. ECCC followed that up with a grand slam in the next inning to put the game out of reach.

Co-Lin assistant coach Chase Stewart coached the team at ECCC on Wednesday as head coach Adam Chamblee was away with his wife Emily for the birth of their second daughter, Mary Leighton.