JDCC baseball gets third straight win
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team picked up their third straight win of their 2013 season after dropping their opener last week to improve to 3-1 this season.
The Warhawks defeated Marion Military Institute 4-3 to keep up their recent winning streak.
The two teams played to a scoreless tie after two complete innings before MMI got on the board first with one run in the top of the third. Trailing by one, JDCC got on the board in their half of the inning as they pushed two runs across to take a 2-1 lead into the fourth inning.
JDCC picked up another run in the bottom of the fourth to increase their lead to 3-1 heading into the fifth inning, but saw MMI tie things up in the top of the sixth after plating two runs.
With the game tied at 3-all, JDCC plated their final run of the day and in the bottom of the seventh and held MMI scoreless in the final two innings to get the win by one.
Tyler Henry earned the win on the mound for the Warhawks and Mitchell Peterson earned the save.
Henry went 2.2 innings and allowed one hit and struck out one. Peterson went 1/3 of an inning and got the final out of the game to preserve the Warhawk win.
Michael Yarborough and Tyler Howell also pitched in the win for the Warhawks. Yarborough went three innings and allowed two hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out five.
Howell also went three innings and allowed four hits, two earned runs, and struck out four.
At the plate for JDCC, Mark Humphreys was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Dillan Schaniel had one RBI. Andrew Tindell and Hunter Myrick were both 2-for-4 and Alex Jones was 1-for-4. Logan Hill was 3-for-5 for JDCC with a double and Paul Schrier had one RBI in the win. Wes Dickey went 1-for-3 at the plate for the Warhawks.
The Warhawks will finish off their home stand to start the season Saturday and Sunday. JDCC will host Mississippi Gulf Coast Saturday in a noon doubleheader and will return to action Sunday against Wabash also in a noon doubleheader.