Late rally pushes Jones past Co-Lin
Ryan Satcher / staff writer
April 11, 2002
ELLISVILLE Scott Robertson hit a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to help Jones Junior College make a dramatic comeback and win the second game of a doubleheader with Co-Lin 6-5 in baseball action Wednesday.
Co-Lin won the opening game of the day 6-1 behind solid pitching by Cody Zumbro.
In the second game, the Bobcats scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and five runs in the bottom of the seventh to improve to 19-14 on the season overall and 11-5 in MACJC South Division play.
Zumbro allowed only five hits and one run and the visitors took a 6-1 win over the Bobcats in the opening game of the doubleheader.
Jones put together three hits in the bottom of the sixth but could not make a comeback in the first game. The Bobcats had an opportunity to score in the first inning. With two outs, Ricky Breazeale walked and moved to third on a single by Robertson. The Bobcats tried a double steal but the throw back home from the shortstop nailed Breazeale at the plate for the final out of the inning.
In the second inning Co-Lin took the lead. Ryan Davis singled and David Gray followed with a single. Brandon Holleman knocked in both runners when he hit a double off the fence in left field. Holleman was later picked off to end the inning.
The visitors tacked on two more in the top of the fourth. Paris Dancy singled to get on base. Co-Lin once again got a big two out hit when Gray smashed a homer to left field to give the Wolfpack a 4-0 lead.
Co-Lin was able to score two more runs in the top of the fifth inning. Holleman singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Matt Lea. Arlandus Brown came through with a hit to knock in the runner and moved to second on the throw home. Brown then stole third base and the throw from home went into the outfield allowing him to score to make the score 6-0.
The Bobcats finally put together some hits in the sixth inning. Craig Bush got a one-out single and moved over on a hit by Breazeale. Robertson followed with a double to score Bush and make the score 6-1. Josh Sullivan walked with two outs in the inning to load the bases but a pop-out ended the inning with three Bobcat runners stranded. Co-Lin finished out the game by retiring Jones in order in the bottom of the seventh and took a 6-1 victory.
The second game looked much like the first one until the last inning when the Bobcat offense finally broke loose for five runs to take a 6-5 win.
Jones had only two hits going into the final inning but collected four in the seventh, including the home run by Robertson. Co-Lin once again got on the board first. Kyle Beall doubled and later scored when he stole third and the throw from home went into the outfield to make the score 1-0 after one inning of play.
Co-Lin manufactured a run in the top of the fourth. Gray doubled and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Dancy. Gray scored on a sacrifice fly by Davis to make the score 2-0.
The Wolfpack continued to play small ball in the fifth. Lea reached on an error, moved to second on a sacrifice by Brown and scored on a single by Beall to make the lead three.