JDCC fall baseball sweeps Alabama Southern Tuesday, nears Red/Blue World SeriesPublished 10:50am Thursday, October 25, 2012
Nearing the end of their 2012 fall baseball season, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks earned a sweep over Alabama Southern Tuesday at home.
JDCC defeated Alabama Southern 2-0 in game one and won game two 10-2.
“It was a good day for the Warhawks,” JDCC head coach Darrell Blevins said. “We have been playing better of late. Offensive production is really beginning to show itself consistently throughout the lineup. It is encouraging to see our squad continuing to make progress and get better as we move into the final week of our fall season. We have come a long way since our first day together on August 10.”
Overall, Blevins said it has been a good fall “preparatory time” for his team.
“We have played a lot of baseball, covered various situations and scenarios that we will encounter in our spring season and have seen and risen too the level of competitiveness that we will have to reach on a consistent basis in order to be considered a good baseball team in our division and conference,” he said. “Some of our players have really shined and have set themselves up in a position to get the chance to get a lot of playing time while others are still working some of the kinks out. The good thing is that whether they are an everyday starter or a role player on our squad, everything is there for us to do well as a team. It is all going to come down to how hard we play and how determined we are on a daily basis.”
In game one on Tuesday against Alabama Southern, Tyler Howell, Tyler Murphy, and Tyler Henry together threw a 7-inning shutout giving the Warhawks a 2-0 victory in
the first game.
Andrew Tindell and Brewton’s Wes Dickey led the way offensively with two hits each. Brewton’s Caleb Dickey, Alex Jones, and Kyle Freeman also had hits during the game.
In game two on Tuesday, Alex Jones led the way by reaching base and allowing for three of the Warhawks runs. Flomaton’s Hunter Bonds was 2-for-3 in the game with and infield single a single to left field late in the game and an important sacrifice ground ball in the bottom of the third inning allowing another run to score.
On the mound in game two, the Warhawks saw an improved Michael Yarborough throw 2 2/3 innings allowing no runs with seven batters faced. Yarborough walked one and struck out five. Joey Scapecchi started the game giving up the only two runs of the day to Alabama Southern in the second and third innings before giving way to Yarborough. Tyler Henry had his second appearance of the day pitching the sixth inning allowing no runs to score. Bonds would finish the game with one pitch, which resulted in a triple play being turned to end the game.
JDCC will play Friday at Pensacola State at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at home at 11 a.m. against NEFLB and Tuesday at home versus Faulkner State at 1 p.m. to end their regular fall season.
Following the end of their regular fall season, JDCC will then have their Red/Blue World Series to finish the fall.