JDCC baseball wins three of four games in recent stretch

Published 10:25 am Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team improved their record to 5-7-1 after playing four games in two days.
JDCC swept a double header with Bevill State Saturday and split with Lawson State Sunday at home in makeup game.
The Warhawks defeated Bevill 7-6 and 11-3. Against Lawson, JDCC won game one 12-8 before losing game two 8-6.
“Actually played well all weekend,” JDCC Warhawk head coach Darrell Blevins said. “We swept Bevill on Saturday behind very good pitching from starters Ryne Drummonds and Cory Thompson. We split with a very much-improved Lawson State team Sunday. Another exceptional outing from starter Jeremy Barnes in game one and had a good pitching performance from Jarris Whitaker in game two but gave Lawson too many extra opportunities to push runs across by fielding errors and not playing as smart as we are going to have to play in order to be successful.”
Blevins said he is very proud of his squad.
“We have made some adjustments in our play and were able to see the results from those adjustments quickly,” Blevins said. “Our concentration level and intensity level through 14 innings on each day was improved from a few days ago and also had a great deal to do with the success this weekend.”
JDCC was set to be back in action Tuesday at Pensacola State and will play at Marion Military Wednesday.
The Warhawks will return home Tuesday, Feb. 22, against Northwest Florida State in a nine inning game at 2 p.m.

Game one: JDCC 7, Bevill State 6
In game one against Bevill, JDCC edged out a 7-6 win.
Ryne Drummonds earned the win on the mound for the Warhawks and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a homerun and one RBI.
Drummonds went six innings and allowed six hits, four runs, walked one and struck out six. Jeremy Barnes earned the save going one inning and allowing two hits and striking out one.
Along with Drummonds at the plate, Stuart Todd, Bennie Britton, and Bill Hamrick all had doubles. Todd was 1-for-2 and Britton was 2-for-4. Hamrick was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Mark Bass was 1-for-2 with one RBI and Tyler Walker was 1-for-2 with one RBI.

Game two: JDCC 11, Bevill State 3
The Warhawks completed the split of Bevill in game two as they plated 11 runs to get an 11-3 win.
Bass was 1-for-3 for JDCC with two RBIs and Lee Hunter was 1-for-3 with a homerun and two RBIs.
Britton was 3-for-4 with one RBI and Drummonds had another homerun going 1-for-1 with two RBIs.
Walker was 1-for-1 with a double and one RBI and Matthew Watkins had an RBI in the win.
Corey Thompson earned the win on the mound as he went five innings and allowed two hits, no runs, waked two and struck out five.

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Game one: JDCC 12, Lawson 8
The JDCC Warhawks earned their third straight win Sunday with a 12-8 win over Lawson.
Drummonds was 2-for-3 for his third straight game with a homerun and had five RBIs in the Warhawk win.
Hunter was 2-for-2 with one RBI and Nathan Edwards had one RBI. Jordan Creel was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Britton was 2-for-4 with a double. Walker was 1-for-3 and Hamrick was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Dustin Bickmeyer was 2-for-4 in the Warhawk win.
Jeremy Barnes earned the win on the mound and Joey Hedden earned the save. Barnes went six innings and allowed four runs, 10 hits, walked none and stuck out four. Hedden went 2/3 of an inning and allowed one hit.

Game two: Lawson 8, JDCC 6
In game two, JDCC saw their win streak snapped as they split with Lawson losing 8-6 in game two.
Hunter was 1-for-4 with one RBI and Edwards was 1-for-4. Creel was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Drummonds was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Walker was 1-for-2 and Hamrick was 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Whitaker took the loss on the mound going six innings and allowing seven hits, seven runs, five earned, walked three, and struck out five.