JDCC baseball drops opener

Published 4:41 am Monday, February 9, 2009

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
On a cold February day in Brewton Wednesday afternoon, the JDCC Warhawk baseball team began their 2009 baseball season against Pensacola Junior College and fell to 0-1 with a 10-6 loss.
PJC benefited from five JDCC errors and a four-run sixth inning after JDCC tied the game at 4-4 to defeat the Warhawks by four runs.
Michael Clay got the start on the mound and picked up the no decision.
Clay went two innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and walked none and struck out one.
Michael King relieved Clay and went two innings and allowed two runs on three hits and struck out one.
Josh Benton picked up the loss for the Warhawks in relief of King.
Benton allowed four earned runs on four hits and walked two and struck out one.
Hunter Brown relieved Benton and went two innings allowing one run on three hits and had one strikeout.
Andrew Favant went the final inning and allowed one run on one hit and walked three and struck out three.
Clarence Moorer led JDCC at the plate.
Moorer was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Hunter Norris was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the loss.
Ryne Phillips was 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI, a double and a triple.
JDCC's game against Bevill State on Saturday was canceled so the Warhawks will be back in action at home on Tuesday against Gulf Coast Community College at 1 p.m.
PJC took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second and added two more runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, JDCC tied the game at 4-4.
Phillips started the JDCC rally with a one out triple to score Cody Sanderson who reached on an error.
Moorer followed with a single to score Phillips to cut the lead to 4-2.
With runners on first and second and one out, Norris picked up a single for JDCC but a PJC error pushed Norris to third and scored Harry Harring who reached on a single and Moorer to tied the game at 4-4.
PJC regained the lead in the top of the sixth with four runs to score four runs to claim an 8-4 lead.
PJC added to their lead in the seventh inning to claim a 9-4 lead.
JDCC scored a run in both the seventh and eighth innings to cut the lead to 9-6, but a late PJC run in the ninth inning gave the Pirates a 10-6 win over the Warhawks.
JDCC will be back in action at home for their next three games before hitting the road for their first road game of the season Monday, Feb. 16 when they travel to take on Huntingdon in a doubleheader game beginning at 2:30 p.m.
JDCC will have three home games next week beginning Tuesday when they take on Gulf Coast Community College at 1 p.m.
JDCC will take on Jeff State at home at 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and then will be back in action at home at noon against Lawson State.
Admission to all Jefferson Davis Community College athletic events is free.

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