Big first inning hurts JDCC fall baseball as they fall at home to Pensacola State
Published 10:59 am Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team took a 12-7 loss Tuesday at home to Pensacola State in a fall baseball game.
JDCC found themselves in a hole early as they were down 5-0 to PSC without having recorded an out in the top of the first inning.
JDCC cut the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the inning but PSC added one of their own in the top of the second to take a 6-1. After JDCC cut the lead to 6-2 in the third inning, PSC plated one in the fifth inning to grab a 7-2 lead.
Davis Champion got the start on the mound and took the loss. Roman Donofro pitched the middle innings for JDCC while Garrett Davis also pitched for the Warhawks of JDCC.
Alex Jones led JDCC at the plate with an RBI double in the second inning that scored Matthew Holmes.
In the third inning, Jones had an RBI sacrifice fly.
“After spotting them five runs before getting an out in the top of the first, we played them to a 7-7 game the rest of the way,” JDCC head coach Darrell Blevins said. “I felt like we were sloppy throughout the game. Two fielding errors and two throwing errors would allow PSC additional opportunities to plate runs. I believe we are better than what we showed.”
Blevins said there were some good things in the loss.
“As for our positives, Roman Donofro entered the game in the top of the first relieving Davis Champion and threw extremely well for four innings holding PSC to one additional run. “Tyler Henry would enter later in the game and give us 2 2/3 innings of extremely well pitched baseball. Jacob Fillmore followed Henry and pitched 1 1/3 innings of solid relief. Ryan Roberts would pitch the final inning and did a fine job. We did a better job of running bases in this game than we did last Friday. Thus, we are still improving daily. Just need to keep playing and get more reps. The top of the first inning was the story.”
JDCC will travel to Marion on Saturday for a start time of noon.