Saints finish 4-game week
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The third-ranked Lurleen B. Wallace Community College baseball team completed a four-game week, beating the Jefferson Davis Warhawks last Tuesday, winning one in a three-game series against top-ranked LSU-Eunice.
The Saints beat the Warhawks 10-0 to force the mercy rule.
In its first game against LSU-Eunice Thursday night, LBWCC lost 11-6. On Friday night, the Saints scored seven runs in the fifth inning to gain the needed momentum to win 13-8.
On Saturday, the Saints lost 11-3.
Jefferson Davis 0
Saints’ pitcher Cale Nolen set the tone early on the mound.
Nolen threw the first four-plus innings without allowing a run and had four strikeouts.
The offense backed the pitching staff from the start.
At bat, the Saints scattered 10 hits and multiple Jeff Davis errors to post a mercy rule shortened victory.
Cory Reed, Chezz McCann and Taylor Culbreth each had two hits.
Reed added four RBIs.
McCann scored three times and knocked in two RBIs.
Culbreth scored two runs and had one stolen base.
Daniel Shear was 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBIs, one double and one home run in the first game against the Bengals.
Losing pitcher Cody Hall allowed 11 hits, seven runs, one walk and struck out four.
Game No. 2 got off to a shaky start on Friday night for the Saints.
The Saints and the Bengals were tied after the first inning, but LSU-Eunice quickly took a 6-2 lead with runners on the bases in the fourth inning.
However, Tyler Dent settled in and held the Bengals scoreless during the fourth, fifth and sixth innings as the Saints scored two runs in the fourth and seven in the fifth.
Dent was able to make the 11-6 lead stand for the final four innings and record the victory.
McCann had four hits, four runs, stole a base and had two RBIs.
Reed and Williams both scored a run and had two RBIs.
Dent pitched eight innings, allowing 12 hits, five runs, one walk and had seven strikeouts.
Game three was dominated by the Bengals from the first pitch.
The Bengals’ pitching staff kept the Saints in check by allowing just five hits and three runs.
Meanwhile, LBWCC’s pitching staff struggled to keep the Bengals off the bases.
The Bengals scored in six different innings with the help of 14 hits, two walks, four hit batters and three errors.
Reed was 2-for-5 with one run, two RBIs and one stolen base; Culbreth was 1-for-3 with one run; and Mark Linton was 1-for-3.
The Saints move to 25-10 on the season, and the teams will meet again April 23-25.