Former TRM hurler Sorrells throws no-hitter for JDCC

Published 9:01 pm Monday, March 14, 2005

By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks rode the dominating arms of former T.R. Miller Tigers Patrick Sorrells and Eli Cook in a sweep of visiting Hibbing College Wednesday.
Sorrells, a freshman righthander, had by far the finest moment of his brief collegiate career so far when he tossed a no-hitter in a 14-0, five-inning win in the opener. Sorrells struck out nine and walked only one in his gem.
Meanwhile Cook, a sophomore righthander, twirled a one-hitter in six innings of work in a 7-0 triumph in the nightcap. Cook allowed just a two-out, first inning single, struck out 10 and walked none. Rob Brown finished off Cook's one-hitter with a perfect seventh inning.
"Both Patrick and Eli threw extremely well. They both threw strikes and did a good job of mixing up their pitches," JDCC coach Jim Morrill said.
The Warhawks had plenty of offensive support to back the efforts of Sorrells and Cook.
In the opener where JDCC was never headed after a four-run first inning, Brian Hannah led the way with a single, a double, a triple and three RBIs. Charlie Sutton collected a single and a double to go along with four RBIs. Kyle McPherson had a double and drove in three runs. Chris Good and Logan Hundley each had a double and an RBI.
In the nightcap where the Warhawks also again led from start to finish, Robert Brown led the hitting with two doubles and two RBIs. Hannah and McPherson also had two hits with two RBIs, while Good also joined the two-hit club. R.J. Thompson and Charles Conklin both had a hit.
Game one
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JDCC 433 4X – 14 9 1
Game two
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JDCC 122 011 X – 7 10 1
The trend of strong starting pitching continued for JDCC continued Thursday, as the Warhawks notched a 7-1 win over visiting Faulkner State.
JDCC (16-4 overall and 3-0 in the Alabama Community College Conference) got eight innings of six-hit, one-run ball from starter Jimbo Bunch. Scott Hamilton pitched a perfect ninth inning to close the door.
R.J. Thompson led JDCC at the plate with a single, a double and a triple along with an RBI. Kyle McPherson had a two-run homer and a single, while Rusty Harris had a solo homer and a single.
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