JDCC baseball duo moving on to four-year level
Published 5:03 pm Monday, May 7, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
A pair of Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawks baseball team members will be taking their skills to the next level.
Centerfielder David Washington has hooked on with NCAA Division I member Savannah State, while second baseman Andrew Sawyer is headed to NAIA member Faulkner University.
Washington, a 5-7, 165-pound sophomore from Treasure Island, Fla., was hitting .261 (29-for-111) prior to JDCC's season-ending series at Chattahoochee Valley this weekend. Five of Washington's hits were doubles. He had also driven in 11 runs and scored 22 runs. Washington had stolen nine bases in 13 attempts.
Last season Washington hit .292 with four doubles, two triples and 12 RBIs. He was also a perfect six-for-six in stolen bases attempts.
Sawyer, a 5-9, 145-pound sophomore from Repton, went into the final weekend of play with a .344 batting average (33-for-96). Thirty-one of those 33 hits were singles. Sawyer had collected nine RBIs and eight stolen bases.
Last season Sawyer appeared in only 18 games and had just six at-bats. Sawyer hit .333 with five runs scored and one RBI in his limited duty.
While Washington and Sawyer are the first Warhawks to sign with four-year level this spring, Blevins does not expect them to be the last.