JDCC baseball gets three wins in four games
After starting their season 0-6, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team has now won three of their last four games to improve to 3-7.
JDCC swept a doubleheader at Huntingdon JV Monday in Montgomery to improve to 2-6 and split at home Wednesday with Jones County Junior College to improve to 3-7.
JDCC defeated Huntingdon 7-1 in game one Monday and 6-2 in game two. Against Jones County, JDCC lost game one 3-1 before taking game two 4-2.
JDCC is scheduled to play at Lawson State Saturday and Pensacola State Monday before returning home Tuesday, Feb. 21 to play Marion Military Institute.
The home game against MMI will begin at 1 p.m. and will be a nine-inning game.
JDCC 7, Huntingdon 1
JDCC used a four-run third inning to get their first win of the season Monday as they defeated Huntingdon 7-1.
After Huntingdon scored first in the bottom of the first, JDCC scored seven unanswered including one in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to get the six-run win.
Brandon Blackwelder went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Jordan Creel was 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Dillan Schaniel had one RBI and Keaton Maher was 1-for-4 with one RBI to get the win.
Jeremy Barnes earned the win going five innings allowing five hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out two.
JDCC 6, Huntingdon 2
The Warhawks pulled off the sweep of Huntingdon as they pulled off a 6-2 win in game two.
Blackwelder was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Maher was 1-for-2 with one RBI. Brandon Ray added one RBI in the win while Kyle Freeman and Andrew Tindell had two hits each.
Nathan Edwards and Tyler Moore pitched in the win going six innings and allowing four hits, two earned runs, walked none and struck out 12.
Jones County 3, JDCC 1
In game one against Jones County Wednesday, the Bobcats broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh to defeat JDCC 3-1.
Blackwelder was 2-for-3 with the lone RBI and double in the loss. Michael Yarborough pitched in the loss going seven innings allowing seven hits, three runs, two earned walked none and struck out five.
JDCC 4, Jones County 2
JDCC got back on the winning side in the second game as they scored three runs in the fifth to get a 4-2 win over Jones County.
Schaniel was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a double while Maher was 1-for-3 with a homerun and one RBI.
Joey Hedden earned the win on the mound going seven innings and allowing four hits, two runs, one earned, walked none and struck out four.
“I thought I threw real well,” Yarborough said of his pitching in game one. “I thought we could have had some more timely hitting in the first game today, but I just started hitting my spots and tried to let no one on base. I just thought we played well.”
Hedden said he couldn’t do anything without my teammates behind him.
“I just want to give a shout out to my catcher today who did a real nice job behind the plate today,” he said. “It was just a total team effort and I just proud to get the win today.”
JDCC head coach Darrell Blevins said his players really stepped up Wednesday.
“They (Jones) were No. 2 in the preseason in the nation and we have been shooting ourselves in the foot and the players just stepped up,” he said. “We made some adjustments and corrections and we get two good outings out of Joey Hedden and Andrew Yarborough. Everyone is just ready to get on a roll and get the monkey off their backs.”
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