Saints sweep Enterprise State CC

Published 12:04 am Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The LBWCC Saints improved to 5-0 on the young season after sweeping Enterprise State CC on Saturday at LBWCC.


In the opening game, the Saints fell behind early but rallied late to knock off ESCC 4-3.

ESCC got three singles in the opening frame to drive in a run and take an early 1-0 advantage.

Ko Powell led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single to get things started for the Saints, but was later erased on a fielder’s choice.

The Saints loaded the bases up after Matthew Jones was hit by a pitch and Chauncey Callier reached on hard-hit ball that popped off the glove of the ESCC third baseman.

Tyler Sharp tied the game by drawing a walk that scored Gunner Hendrix.

Walker Messer followed by also drawing a walk that allowed Jones to score and give the Saints a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the fifth, Garrett Hollinghead remained sharp on the mound and retired the ESCC batters in order.

Powell drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the fifth inning and moved to second on a single from Matthew Christian.

Hendrix then moved both runners up one base with a fielder’s choice back to the pitcher.

The Saints then extended their lead when Jones mashed a two-out single to center that allowed Powell and Christian to score to give LBWCC a 4-1 advantage.

ESCC got a little life in the top of the seventh inning, but Tony Kucera struck out the final batter to give the Saints a 4-3 win.

Jones finished the game with two RBIs and one run scored to help guide the Saints to victory.

Sharp and Messer each added one RBI.


The Saints needed only five innings to top ESCC 11-1 in Saturday’s series finale.

In the bottom of the second inning after reaching on a walk, Jones moved up to second on a wild pitch and then scored on a single from Callier to put LBWCC up 1-0.

Micah McCaskill then drove in Callier with a sacrifice fly to give the Saints a 2-0 advantage heading into the third inning.

Jones scored his second run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning a single from Casey Henderson.

McCaskill then blasted a two-run bomb to put the Saints up 5-0.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Saints took advantage of timely hits and a couple of errors by ESCC to pick up an 11-1 victory.

McCaskill led the way for the Saints going 1-for-2 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs.

Hunter Jacobs and Henderson added two RBIs each.

“We are 5-0 so far, but we still have to keep getting better,” Helms said. “I really didn’t feel like we played well on Saturday, but the guys found a way to win. We are dealing with a lot of injuries right now, but we have a pretty nice ball club. I thought the last game on Saturday that we woke up and played to our ability. This team works hard and the will continue to improve.”