JCJC Athletics Press Release
ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College baseball team proved to be true road warriors over the weekend.
After traveling to Moorhead and sweeping Mississippi Delta on Saturday afternoon, the Bobcats loaded the bus on Sunday morning and went to Meridian. JCJC posted another sweep, beating the Eagles 4-3 and 2-1 to give them a 4-0 road record in less than 24 hours.
JCJC is now 10-0 on the season and will host Coahoma in a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday at Community Bank Park.
MCC, 7-5, goes to East Mississippi for a 1 p.m. Tuesday doubleheader.
Bobcats 4, Eagles 3
Trent Giambrone singled home Stephen Stiglets in the top of the ninth to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Bobcats to victory.
In the bottom of the ninth, reliever Cole Barlow hit the first MCC batter, but after a sacrifice bunt, got two ground ball outs to end the game and record his third save of the season.
Giambrone had three singles for the Bobcats, while Alex Shermer doubled and singled. Josh Pankratz and Stiglets each had a pair of singles.
Will Brand started for the Bobcats, went 6 innings, allowed two runs (one earned), 9 hits, walked none and struck out five. Chase Hensley, 1-0, followed Brand to the hill and got the win. He pitched two innings, allowed one run and one hit.
Kevin Hall had three singles for the Eagles, while Michael Druhan and Garrett Laros each doubled and singled. Paul Angel, Brooks Ballsterri and Dalton Thomas added singles.
Goose Yates went 4 2/3 innings, allowed three runs (one earned), six hits, walked two and struck out three for MCC. Bryant Johnson pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowed one run, two hits and struck out. Josh Curtis tossed 2/3 innings and gave up one hit.
Bobcats 2, Eagles 1
Lane Ratlifff, 2-0, was outstanding on the mound as the Bobcats got the sweep.
He started, went 6 innings, allowed one run, four hits, walked none and struck out eight as he improved to 2-0. Will Simon pitched a perfect seventh inning to record his first save of the season.
Chris Morgan, Jordan Stark, Tyler Graves, Shermer and Hensley had singles for the Bobcats.
JCJC scored runs in the second and third innings, while the Eagles scored in the sixth.
Jake Smith started and took the loss. He went 2 1/3 innings, allowed two runs (one earned), three hits, walked two and struck out two. Kellon Hibbard pitched 1 2/3 innings, gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one. Michael Druhan pitched three innings, allowed one hit and struck out three.
Angel homered for the Eagles, while Scott Votaw doubled. Ben Gann and Ballsterri added singles.