JDCC baseball drops two games at FSCCPublished 9:45am Friday, March 22, 2013
Facing off against conference opponent Faulkner State Thursday in Bay Minette, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team was swept by the Sun Chiefs 7-1 and 7-4. The losses for JDCC dropped the Warhawks to 10-19 overall and to 2-12 in conference play.
In game one, JDCC surrendered six runs to Faulkner in the third and in game two, leading 4-2 in the fourth, the Warhawks gave up four runs in the fifth to Sun Chiefs.
Despite the losses, JDCC head coach Darrell Blevins said he has to give the guys on his team some credit.
“Faulkner State is probably as hot as any team could be,” he said. “They have been absolutely destroying their competition consistently and with ease. Our guys played hard and made them give their best effort. We received good pitching performances from our staff in both games from Michael Yarborough, Tyler Murphy, Mitchell Peterson, and Scott Robertson in game one. Tyler Howell and John Williams pitched well in game two.”
Blevins said his team is doing better on the offensive side of the plate.
“Offensively our club is doing better as we had several at bats where we hit the ball hard, but just right at the defense or their defense made an outstanding play on the ball such as a diving catch from the outfield or a diving catch from the shortstop or third-baseman,” he said. “We are most definitely having more quality at-bats.”
While the score got away from JDCC in game one, Blevins said the score does not represent how the game went.
“Faulkner hit it better than we did in game one and played cleaner on defense than we did,” he said. “Other than the one big inning that we gave them, the game was closer than the score shows. In game two, two bunt plays that were bang-bang at first and a hit later were the difference. We will regroup (Friday) at practice in preparation for the third and final game of the series at Faulkner at 1 p.m. on Saturday.”