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JDCC baseball inks five for 2006 season

By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
While the 2005 season has not even got underway yet, Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks baseball coach Jim Morrill has gotten a head start on the 2006 season with the signing of five players.
One of the signings is a familiar name to area fans, T.R. Miller catcher Jordan Ball. Ball (6-2, 200 lb.) along with David Browder (6-2, 210 lb.) of Russell County is one of two catchers Morrill has signed.
JDCC has also signed Russell County outfielder/first baseman Kuyaunnis Miles (6-1, 180 lb.) and Tate (Fla.) outfielder/third baseman Bryan Schaff.
Morrill has also added to its pitching corps with the addition of Drew Owens, a 5-11, 165-pound righthander from Cedar Town (Ga.).
Morrill hopes to add to next year's recruiting class throughout the spring.
JDCC baseball will be the first area team to kick off its spring season when the Warhawks travel to Snead State for a 12 noon doubleheader on February 5.
JDCC is slated to open the home portion of its season the next day when it hosts Shorter College in a 12 noon doubleheader on February 6.
The Warhawks will not begin their Alabama College Conference season until February 26 when they host L.B. Wallace at 1 p.m.
Here is the tentative JDCC schedule.
2005 JDCC baseball
Feb. 5 Snead State Away 12 noon (DH)
Feb. 6 Shorter Home 12 noon (DH)
Feb. 10 Jefferson State at Auburn-Montgomery 3 p.m.
Feb. 13 Wallace-Hanceville Home 12 noon (DH)
Feb. 16 Faulkner Home 12 noon
Feb. 19 Pensacola Away 3 p.m.
Feb. 20 Jones Home 12 noon (DH)
Feb. 22 Okaloosa-Walton Home 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 L.B. Wallace Home 1 p.m.
Mar. 1 Beville-Sumiton at Auburn-Montgomery 3 p.m.
Mar. 2 Okaloosa-Walton Away 3 p.m.
Mar. 3 Wallace-Dothan Away 1 p.m.
Mar. 6 St. Charles Home 12 noon (DH)
Mar. 9 Hibbings Home 12 noon (DH)
Mar. 10 Faulkner State Home 1 p.m.
Mar. 12 Bishop State Away 1 p.m.
Mar. 13 Lincoln (at Faulkner) 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 15 LaGrange Away 4 p.m.
Mar. 17 Enterprise-Ozark Home 1 p.m.
Mar. 19 Alabama Southern Away 1 p.m.
Mar. 24 L.B. Wallace Away 12 noon (DH)
Mar. 26 L.B. Wallace Home 12 noon (DH)
Mar. 31 Wallace-Dothan Home 12 noon (DH)
Apr. 2 Wallace-Dothan Away 12 noon (DH)
Apr. 7 Faulkner Away 3 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 10 Shorter Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 14 Faulkner State Away 3 p.m. (DH)
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Apr. 16 Faulkner State Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 21 Bishop State Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 23 Bishop State Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 28 Enterprise-Ozark Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 30 Enterprise-Ozark Home 1 p.m. (DH)
May 5 Alabama Southern Home 1 p.m. (DH)
May 7 Alabama Southern Away 1 p.m. (DH)
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The JDCC Lady Warhawks softball team has also released its schedule.
JDCC will kick off its season at the Wallace State-Dothan Tournament on February 11. Opponents and times have not been announced.
The Lady Warhawks will be on the road for nearly a month before they open the home portion of their schedule on March 3 with a 1 p.m. twinbill against Pensacola.
JDCC's conference opener will be March 16 when it travels to Wallace State-Dothan for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
Here is the Lady Warhawks tentative schedule.
2005 JDCC Softball
Feb. 11 Wallace-Dothan Tournament
Feb. 16 Okaloosa-Walton 4 p.m. (DH)
Feb. 19 Central Alabama Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Feb. 21 Chattahoochee Valley Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Feb. 25-26 Meridian Tournament
Mar. 3 Pensacola Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 6 Danville Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 9 Hibbings Home 11
Mar. 9 Jefferson State Home 3 p.m.
Mar. 11-12 Okaloosa- Walton Tournament
Mar. 16 Wallace-Dothan Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 18 Bevill State Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 20 Chattahoochee Valley Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 22 Bishop State Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Mar. 30 Alabama Southern Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 1 Bevill State Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 3 Enterprise State Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 6 Faulkner State Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 9 L.B. Wallace Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 11 Wallace-Dothan Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 14 Bishop State Away 2 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 15 Enterprise State Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 20 L.B. Wallace Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 21 Faulkner State Home 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 23 Alabama Southern Away 1 p.m. (DH)
Apr. 28 Pensacola Away 4 p.m. (DH)