JCJC picks up MACJC baseball road sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast

JCJC picks up MACJC baseball road sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast
The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

PERKINSTON - Fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College relied on different methods to come up with a pair of Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball victories at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

The Bobcats (29-7, 14-4 MACJC) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to win the opening game 4-2, then jumped out to 10-0 lead after three innings in the nightcap before holding on for a 14-9 win.

In the first game, JCJC trailed 1-0 after MGCCCC's Dylan Menhennett cracked an RBI-double in the first, but the Bobcats scored on an error in the second to tie the game.

JCJC went ahead 2-1 in the top of the seventh on Tate Pepper's sacrifice fly, but Alden Davis led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to extend the game.

In the ninth, Miguel Morgan was hit by a pitch and then lifted for pinch-runner Jacob Vick. Trace Henry followed with an RBI double to score Vick. After Robbie Woody walked, Henry came around all the way from second base to score on Luther Woullard's fielder's choice grounder.

Connor Brune (9-0) picked the win, allowing run on two hits with three strikeouts in two innings. JCJC starter Will Freeman allowed a run on seven hits over seven innings, walking one and striking out nine.

MGCC starter John Lewis allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits in eight innings, walking six and striking out none. Bailey Hargraves took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on a hit in 1/3 of an inning.

Henry led the Bobcats at the plate with a double and single and Pepper added two singles.

In the second game, JCJC jumped out 3-0 on a run-scoring single by Brandon Hale, a fielder's choice by Hudson Harris and a passed ball.

In the second inning, the Bobcats sent 10 men to the plate, scoring seven runs. After a wild pitch scored a run, Woody's single drove home another for a 5-0 lead.

Woullard, Hale and Morgan each hit an RBI single and Harris had a run-scoring double. The seventh run of the inning scored on a balk.

After MGCC rallied to cut its deficit to 10-7 after five innings, JCJC scored three runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles by Mason and Harris and a grounder by Hale.

Woody's RBI single in the seventh gave the Bobcats their final run of the game.

JCJC starter Tyler Spring (6-1) picked up the win, allowing six unearned runs on three hits over 3 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out five.

MGCC starter Dustan Dillie took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on a hit. He walked three and struck out one.

Woody had three singles and drove in two runs for JCJC. R.J. Brown hit a double and two singles and Morgan hit two singles. Harris had a double and single and drove in three runs and Hale also had three RBIs.

JCJC will host Mississippi Delta Community College in a MACJC doubleheader at 2 p.m.Saturday.

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