JDCC softball stuns Gadsden with two rallies to earn sweep Thursday
Published 11:27 am Friday, February 24, 2012
The Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawk softball team stunned Gadsden twice Thursday in Brewton with two come-from-behind wins to improve their record to 5-10 this season.
JDCC defeated Gadsden 8-7 in game one and 5-4 in extra innings in game two to get the win.
In game one, JDCC trailed Gadsden 7-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before plating seven runs in the inning to get the win by one, 8-7. In game two, JDCC and Gadsden went to extra innings tied at 2-2 and JDCC rallied with three runs in the eight inning to win 5-4 after surrendering two runs in the top of the inning.
“We did a really good job today of fight until the end,” JDCC head coach Misti Nims said. “We have lost a lot of games by one or two runs in the last inning so to see them finally come through at the end was nice. The pitching staff did well today and I guess the biggest thing with our hitters was they actually started to shorten up swings and make some contact instead of trying to hit the ball to the fence. Hopefully we will keep going forward and make it.”
JDCC will be back in action Wednesday as they travel to Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Game time is set for 4 and 6 p.m.
JDCC 8, Gadsden 7
In game one against Gadsden, the Lady Warhawks of JDCC played like the weather: dreary. But when the sun came out in the final innings, so did the JDCC bats and runs as they scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to overcome a 7-1 deficit and win 8-7.
JDCC trailed Gadsden 7-5 with two outs in the win when Paige Odom connected for a three-run double to get the win by one.
Jennifer Morris started for JDCC on the mound and took the no-decision. Morris went six innings and allowed six hits, seven runs, two earned, walked four, struck out none and hit one.
Jaime Sanders went the seventh inning and allowed two hits and no runs.
At the plate in the game one win, Dymon Coachman was 1-for-4 with one RBI and Amber McMillan was 1-for-3. Carley Parker was 3-for-4 with a homerun and three RBIs and Odom was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Morgan Agerton was 1-for-3 and Crysta Paulson was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
JDCC 5, Gadsden 4
In game two, JDCC got a two-RBI hit from Breana Still to score Agerton and Jennifer Fischer to get the 5-4 win.
Elissa Kelly got the start on the mound and the no-decision as she went seven innings allowing seven hits, two earned runs, walked one, hit one and struck out one. Sanders earned the win in the eighth allowing two hits, two runs, none earned, and walked two.
At the plate, Steadham was 3-for-4 with a double and Parker was 2-for-4. Fischer was 1-for-3 and Odom was 1-for-4. Agerton was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Still was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Paulson was 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI.
In other games for JDCC, the Lady Warhawks played in the Cardinal Spring Fling II in Gadsden Friday and Saturday and went 1-3.
JDCC lost to Snead 3-2, Gadsden 2-1 in eight innings, Calhoun 5-3 and defeated Southern Union 11-0.
Against Snead Parker was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a homerun while Mallori Armstrong took the loss on the mound.
Against Gadsden, Steadham was 3-for-3 with one RBI and Morris took the loss on the mound.
Against Calhoun, Kelly took the loss on the mound while Steadham was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double. In the win against Southern Union, Sanders earned the win on the mound while Parker was 2-for-2 and Steadham was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a double.