JD losing streak puts team 15-17 on season

Published 12:03 pm Monday, April 7, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
It did not start pretty but did not end pretty for the JDCC Warhawks baseball team. The team dropped their fifth straight game with a 17-7 loss to Okaloosa-Walton at home.
Three straight doubles for the Raiders of Okaloosa-Walton led to four first inning runs as the Raiders cruised to the 10-run win.
The Raiders, coached by former JDCC coach Keith Griffin, added four more runs in the second inning and four in the sixth inning.
Okaloosa-Walton pounded out 16 hits and the Warhawk defense committed five errors in the game.
Derek Lowry took the loss on the mound for the Warhawks and went one inning and allowed four runs on four hits and walked two.
JDCC cut the lead to 8-2 in the bottom of the second inning when Hunter Norris led off the inning with a single and scored on a double by Clarence Moorer.
Moorer would score on a wild pitch for the Warhawks in the inning.
After OW built an 11-2 lead in the fourth, Moorer doubled again and scored on a wild pitch.
JDCC would score two runs in the sixth and seventh innings after OW built a 16-7 lead. OW added a run in the top of the eighth to claim the 10-run lead.
Moorer was 3-for-4 on the day with two doubles and scored three runs in the loss. Terry McClain added a double in the loss with two RBIs. Cody Turner was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Ben Negus was 2-for-3 in the loss and Greg Gomez was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Josh Presley came in relief of Lowry and was charged with two innings and six runs on eight hits and five earned runs.
Kyle Wyatt relieved Presley and went two innings and allowed one run on one hit and walked one.
Hunter Brown closed the game out going three innings and allowed five runs (none earned) on three hits and walked three and struck out four.
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball dropped three games to Wallace State of Dothan over the weekend at home to fall to 15-16 overall and 7-8 in conference play.
Wallace State beat the Warhawks 22-9 in game one, 2-1 in game two, and 15-5 in game three.
JDCC was scheduled to take on Okaloosa Walton Tuesday at home and will take on Central Alabama in Alexander City Friday and Saturday before returning home Friday, April 11 to take on Faulkner State.
Game one:
The JDCC Warhawk baseball team dropped to 15-13 overall and 7-5 in conference play when they dropped a 22-9 game to Wallace State of Dothan Friday in Brewton.
JDCC held a 9-0 lead heading into the top of the sixth inning. That lead was short-lived when they gave up nine runs in the top of the inning and 13 more over the seventh and eighth innings to fall by 13 at 22-9.
Justin Reeves led the Warhawks with a 2-for-4 showing at the plate and four RBIs. Cordaro Lindsey was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two doubles. Bryant Hall with 3-for-4 to help lead the Warhawks and finished with one RBI.
Derek Lowry took the loss on the mound for the Warhawks. He went one inning and allowed one hit, three runs (two earned) and struck out one.
Game two:
In game two, the Warhawks only managed three hits in the game to Wallace State's 14.
JDCC's lone run came in the first inning when Wallace State tied the game at 1-1 in the fifth inning andwent on to take the 2-1 win with a run in the eighth inning.
Wes Gambrill was 2-for-3 for the Warhawks and one RBI. Clay Simpson provided the other with a 1-for-3 showing.
Michael Clay took the loss on the mound. He went seven innings and allowed two runs on three hits, walked four and struck out seven.
Game three:
In the series finale between the two teams, Wallace State scored 11 runs in the seventh inning to add to their 4-2 lead. The Warhawks scored three in the bottom of the seventh but fell 15-5 and to 15-16 overall and 7-8 in conference play.
Ben Negus, Bryant Hall, Terry McClain, Cody Sanderson and Allen Thompson had hits in the game.
Gambrill, Hall, Sanderson, Thompson and Nick Pannasch added RBIs in the game.
Robby Carlson took the loss on the hill for the Warhawks going six innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, walking four and striking out eight.