JDCC baseball now 15-30-1 overall and 5-20 in conference

Published 4:14 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team recently went 1-2 in their most recent three games.
JDCC saw their losing streak grow to six games with a 13-3 loss to Wallace State-Selma, but ended the streak with a 4-3 win over Bishop State at home Sunday.
Tuesday, JDCC dropped their overall record to 15-30-1 and 5-20 in conference play with a 15-9 home loss to Southern Union.
In the home loss to Southern Union Tuesday, JDCC head coach Darrell Blevins said his team kept it close until the top of the ninth inning.
“We had the score close at 11-8 going into the top of the ninth and gave four runs including a three run homerun to let the score get to 15-9,” Blevins said. “Our guys played hard all day. We missed a couple of opportunities and left a few too many runners on base without being able to push them across. We played these guys much tougher this time around versus the first time we played them a month ago.”
Blevins said his catcher Tyler Walker had a very good day at the plate and continues to do an exceptional job of directing JDCC’s pitching staff, even while playing with a sore right hamstring.
“Jarris Whitaker seems to be getting over some arm fatigue and was able to give us a couple of strong innings especially after getting hit by a line drive in his throwing arm at the end of the first inning,” Blevins said. We will now begin preparing for Wallace Community College of Dothan on Saturday.”
Game time with Wallace of Dothan Saturday is set for 2 p.m. in Dothan.

Southern Union 15, JDCC 9
Against Southern Union Tuesday at home, JDCC lost by six.
Southern Union led 1-0 after the first inning only to see JDCC take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second.
Southern Union responded with three runs in the third to hold a 4-3 lead after the third, a 7-3 lead after the fourth.
Southern scored two in the fifth and JDCC scored three in the bottom of the inning as JDCC trailed 9-6. Southern Union then plated two in the sixth while JDCC plated two in the seventh to cut the lead to 11-8 until Southern Union scored four in the ninth and held the Warhawks to one in the bottom of the inning to lose by six.
Nathan Edwards was 1-for-2 and Xavier Cunningham was 1-for-2 with a triple and one RBI.
Jordan Creel was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Tyler Walker was 3-for-4 with a double. Bill Hamrick was 2-for-4 with one RBI and Brandon Johnson was 1-for-3.
Whitaker took the loss on the mound going 2 2/3 innings allowing six hits, four earned runs, walked two and struck out one.

JDCC 4, Bishop 3
Against Bishop State Sunday at home, JDCC ended their six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win.
Both team scored one run each in the fourth after three scoreless inning and JDCC added three in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead. In the eighth inning, Bishop scored two to cut the lead to one run, but JDCC held on for the one-run win.
Ryne Drummonds earned the win on the mound for the Warhawks as he went 7 1/3 innings allowing eight hits, three runs, two earned, walked two and struck out six.
Jeremy Barnes got the save going 1 2/3 innings allowing two hits, no runs or walks and struck out one.
Edwards was 1-for-2 and Brandon Blackwelder was 3-for-3 with a double. Creel was 1-for-2 with one RBI and Walker was 1-for-4. Leverett had two doubles in the win for the Warhawks.

Wallace State Selma 13, JDCC 3
In a game Friday at Wallace State-Selma, the number six was not a good number for the Warhawks of Brewton.
JDCC made six errors and gave up six runs in sixth inning as Wallace turned a 4-3 lead into a 10-3 en route to a 13-3 win over the Warhawks.
Tyler Moore took the loss on the mound for the Warhawks going 4 1/3 innings allowing six hits, four runs, two earned runs, walked three and struck out one.
Blackwelder was 1-for-4 and Creel was 2-for-3. Bennie Britton was 1-for-4 and Drummonds had two doubles.
Walker was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Hamrick was 1-for-4. Leverett was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.