JDCC baseball and softball teams heading to state tourney
From staff reports
Playing their final two conference games of the season Saturday in Dothan against Wallace State, the Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team was swept. JDCC lost game one 12-6 and suffered a 6-2 loss in game two to end their conference season with a 16-14 record. JDCC’s overall record fell to 21-21.
In game one, with JDCC leading 4-0 after two innings, the Warhawks were outscored 12-2 the remainder of the game to take the six-run loss.
Wallace held JDCC to two more runs in the ninth inning while scoring five of their own in the fourth inning, four in the fifth and one each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
Garrett Davis, Jacob Fillmore and Mitchell Peterson all pitched for the Warhawks with Davis being the pitcher of record.
The trio went eight innings and allowed 10 hits, 12 runs, five earned, walked five, struck out two and hit one batter.
John-Mark Cosby had one hit and one RBI while Logan Hill and Alex Jones had one hit each.
Brandon Davis had two hits with one being a double. Davis had two RBIs in the loss.
Hunter Myrick, Tanner Zant and Greg Ciangiotto all had one hit each with Myrick having one RBI.
In game two, Wallace Dothan broke a 2-all tie in the fourth inning with four runs to grab a 6-2 win over JDCC and get the sweep. Dothan led JDCC 2-1 after one inning before JDCC tied the game up at 2-all in the third inning.
Nick Helton and Tyler Henry pitched in the loss with Helton being the pitcher of record. Helton and Henry combined to go six innings and allowed seven hits, six earned run, walked none, hit three and struck out two.
Myrick had one hit while Cosby had two hits in the loss. Hill, Jones, Dake Rivers and Brandon Goins all had hits with Jones adding one RBI.
From staff reports
The Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk baseball team clinched a spot in the conference tournament Thursday with a 9-5 win at Wallace-Dothan. The win improved the Warhawks to 21-19 overall and to 16-12 in conference play.
In the win Thursday, JDCC trailed Dothan 1-0 after the third inning before scoring two in the fourth and four in the seventh inning to build a 6-1 lead.
After Wallace added four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to cut JDCC’s lead to 6-5, the Warhawks scored two in the eighth inning and one in the ninth to get the four-run win.
Dylan Johnson earned the pitching win on the mound for the Warhawks while Tyler Henry earned the save. Roman Donofro also pitched in the win for the Warhawks.
The trio combined to go nine innings and allowed seven hits, five earned runs, walked three and struck out six.
For the Warhawks at the plate, John-Mark Cosby and Alex Jones both had homeruns while Craig Headley. Cosby went 2-for-5 with two RBIs along with Jonathan Moore.
Logan Hill went 2-for-4 while Headley was 1-for-4.
Jones finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Dake Rivers had two hits and one RBI. Michael Fox, Brandon Davis, Brandon Goins and Hunter Myrick all had one hit each with Davis and Myrick having one RBI each.
By Adam Robinson
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.
By Adam Robinson
The Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawk softball team ended their conference and regular season schedule Friday and Sunday at home. JDCC swept Bishop State Friday and split with Alabama Southern Sunday to finish the regular season with a 17-38 overall record. The Lady Warhawks ended their conference season with a 7-9 record.
JDCC will play next in the state tournament Friday in Alabaster.
As of press time, JDCC was tied for second place with Alabama Southern.
“After going through two tiebreaker rules, we are still tied and it looks like we will have to do a coin toss for seeding for the tournament,” JDCC head coach Misti Nims said. “We will have to wait until Bishop State finishes before we will know for sure.”
Nims said her team played well down the final stretch of the regular season.
“We played very well over the last six games,” she said. “Going 5-1 is a huge confidence booster that we needed. We are starting to see the ball very well hitting four homeruns in the last three games. Pitchers are hitting their spots well allowing the defense to play behind them. The team understands that the season will start over on Friday for everyone and they are ready for whatever first round team we will face.”
Friday: JDCC 3-4, Bishop 2-3
In a conference makeup game Friday at home, JDCC edged Bishop State in two games to get the sweep. JDCC won game one 3-2 and game two 4-3.
In game one, Laura Zeegers three-run homerun for JDCC turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead. After Bishop plated one in the top of the seventh, JDCC earned the one-run win as Bishop stranded the tying run at third base.
Breanna Hall earned the win in the circle as she went five innings and allowed one hit, one earned run, walked five and struck out four. Jessica Swindle pitched the final two innings to get the save. Swindle allowed two hits, one earned run, walked and struck out none.
At the plate, Audrey Hamric and Kaitlyn Kenfield had a single each while Zeegers had a three-run homerun. Chelsey Ramer added a double while Swindle and Paige Wooley had a single.
In game two, JDCC scored three runs in the first inning to help aid in the win.
Hadaway earned the pitching win as she went seven innings and allowed seven hits, three runs, one earned, walked one and struck out two.
Hamric, Zeegers, Walker, Hall and Ramer all had hits with Ramer having two RBIs and Hall having one.
Sunday: JDCC 4-4, ASCC 3-5
On Sunday, JDCC split with Alabama Southern. JDCC won game one 4-3, but lost game two 5-4.
In game one, Swindle earned the pitching win while Kaitlin Hadaway earned the save. Swindle had a two-run homerun and Mindy Walker added a two-run homerun.
In game two, Zeegers had back-to-back homeruns for JDCC and also had a double in the loss.
Hadaway and Hall pitched in the loss with Hadaway being the pitcher of record.
By Adam Robinson
After being swept in a doubleheader Tuesday on the road at Pensacola State, the JDCC Lady Warhawk softball team responded with a sweep of their own Thursday at home against conference foe LBW.
Against PSC, JDCC lost 8-2 and 12-4 before taking down LBW Thursday 4-0 and 4-2.
The sweep against LBW improved JDCC to 6-8 overall in conference play and clinched a spot for them in the conference tournament next week.
With the overall 2-2 record in their four games this week, JDCC improved to 16-37 overall.
PSC 8-12, 2-4
Tuesday in Pensacola, JDCC was swept 8-2 and 12-4.
In game one, Audrey Hamric went 1-for-2 with one RBI while Laura Zeegers 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Paige Wooley and Mindy Walker also had one hit for JDCC.
JDCC plated one run each in the second and seventh innings while PSC scored two each in the first and third innings, three in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Breanna Hall and Kaitlin Hadaway pitched in the loss.
In game two, PSC scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to turn a 4-0 JDCC lead into a 10-4 lead for PSC. PSC added two in the sixth to get the eight-run win.
Hamric had two RBIs for JDCC in the loss while Kaitlyn Kenfield added a hit and one RBI. Walker had one RBI while Jessica Swindle had one hit along with Chelsey Ramer and Paige Lambeth.
Swindle and Hadaway pitched in the loss.
JDCC 4-4, LBW 0-2
On Thursday, JDCC earned a 4-0 win and a 4-2 win over LBW to help out their conference record.
In game one, Hadaway went the distance pitching as she allowed four hits, no runs, walked four, hit one and struck out eight in seven innings.
Zeegers had a double for JDCC while Hamric, Walker and Ramer had one RBI each.
Kenfield added a hit while Zeegers had two along with Breanna Hall and Walker.
JDCC scored one run each in the third and fifth innings while adding two in the fourth.
In game two, down 2-0 after the top of the third inning, JDCC scored four unanswered runs to get a 4-2 win.
The Lady Warhawks scored one run in the third inning and three in the fourth to get the two-run win.
Swindle earned the win in the circle while Hall earned the save. The duo combined to go seven innings and allowed six hits, two runs, one earned, walked one and struck out six.
At the plate, Swindle had a double while Hamric had two RBIs and Zeegers had one.
Hamric, Kenfield, Zeegers, Walker, Swindle, Paige Lambeth and Rachel Seitz all had hits.