Late home run lifts ASCC to win over JDCC baseball in game 1 Wednesday; Warhawks claim game 2
After having to push their conference doubleheader games with Alabama Southern back a few days after rain in the area last Friday cancelled Saturday’s scheduled games, the JDCC baseball team split with the Eagles Wednesday in Brewton.
In game one Wednesday, JDCC blew a 3-0 run to suffer a 5-3 setback. In game two, the Warhawks took down ASCC 11-4.
The split made JDCC’s overall record 20-19 while their conference record went to 15-12.
ASCC 5, JDCC 3
Leading 3-0 after two innings and 3-2 heading into the top of the ninth inning in game one Wednesday, JDCC surrendered a three-run homerun to ASCC and failed to score in the bottom of the inning to take a two-run loss by a score of 5-3.
Tyler Henry was the losing pitcher for the Warhawks as he went one inning and allowed two hits, three runs, two earned, walked none and struck out one.
Dylan Johnson, Roman Donofro, Ryan Roberts, Jacob Fillmore and Mitchell Peterson all pitched for JDCC in the loss.
All JDCC’s pitchers combined to go nine innings and allowed eight hits, five runs, three earned, walked five and struck out five.
Alabama Southern had only two hits through the first six innings of play before coming alive in the late innings.
For the Warhawks at the plate, Jonathan Moore, Dake Rivers, Brandon Davis, and Brandon Goins all had hits while Michael Fox had two hits. Davis had a triple and Fox had a double. Moore, Davis and Fox all had one RBI each.
Moore, Rivers, Davis and Fox all saw hits in the second inning while Moore, Davis and Fox’s RBIs all came in the second inning to give JDCC an early 3-0 lead over the Eagles of Monroeville.
JDCC 11, ASCC 4
In game two, Logan Hill went 2-for-2 for JDCC with a double and a homerun and five RBIs to lead the Warhawks to an 11-4 win over ASCC.
After a scoreless first two innings for both teams, JDCC led ASCC 3-0 after the third inning.
After ASCC plated two runs in the fourth to cut JDCC’s lead to 3-2, the Warhawks responded with five runs in the inning to break the game open and take an 8-2 lead.
ASCC scored their final two runs of the game in the fifth inning to cut JDCC’s lead to 8-4, but the Warhawks added three more in the bottom of the inning to grab the seven-run win and eventually take the win by the same score.
Along with Hill at the plate, Moore was 2-for-4 with one RBI while Craig Headley was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.
Alex Jones went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Rivers was 1-for-2 and Davis added a hit in the win.
On the mound for the Warhawks, Nick Helton earned the win as he went two innings in relief of starter Garrett Davis. Helton went two innings and allowed three hits, two earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
Along with Davis and Helton on the mound, Trey Marshall and Scott Robertson pitched.
The quartet combined to go seven innings and allowed 10 hits, four earned runs, walked one and struck out three.