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Co-Lin splits with Pearl River after a run-rule victory

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May 3, 2017

WESSON – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves had a productive day at the plate as the team racked up 20 runs on 18 hits during the two-game series. The win and loss move Co-Lin to 19-24 on the season and 13-13 in MACJC play. Pearl River goes to 24-16 overall and 15-11 in league play. The Wolves are back on Sullivan Field Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. as the Mississippi Delta Trojans (28-16, 15-11) travel to Wesson. Co-Lin’s sophomores will be recognized before the first game. Watch live at

Co-Lin 14, PRCC 4 (7 innings)

The Wolves had little trouble getting runs to cross the plate in game one as Co-Lin collected 12 hits.

In the top of the second Co-Lin was rewarded three free runs as Kyle Whittington and CJ Estave both drew walks with the bases loaded, and Mathew Mordecai trotted home on a balk. After two complete Co-Lin led 3-1.

PRCC bounced back in the third and hit two towering home runs to give the Wildcats a 4-3 advantage.

Kody Smith crossed the plate for the Wolves to tie the game in the bottom of the third after Mordecai hit a screaming ground ball that resulted in a fielding error by PRCC.

The Wolves began to chip away at the Wildcats for the remainder of the contest. J.T. Wright hit an RBI single to left to score Jaylyn Williams, and Tyler McLeod hit one up the middle to push Wright and Smith across to stretch the lead to 7-4.

Williams roped a double to score another, and two wild pitches gave Co-Lin a 10-4 lead.

Co-Lin got the last four runs in the seventh off an error, a wild pitch, a walk, and a walk off single from Estave.

Williams led Co-Lin from the dish with three hits, while McLeod, Wright, and Estave added two apiece. Estave, McLeod, and Whittington finished with two RBIs each.

Graham Hackbarth led PRCC as he was the only Wildcat to collect multiple hits. Hackbarth finished with two hits and one RBI.

Zach James earned the win for the Wolves. He pitched four and a third innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out three. Lee took the loss for Pearl River Community College. He tossed two and a third innings, surrendering four runs, five hits, striking out one, and walking one.

PRCC 10, Co-Lin 6

The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in game two with a two-run homer in the first inning, an RBI single in the second, and an error that scored two in the second.

PRCC stretched their 5-0 lead in the top of the third with another RBI single to center field.

The Wolves tried to fight back in the bottom of the third as Williams reached base after being hit by pitch, and Wright followed with a two-run blast over the left field fence.

The Wildcats answered with a solo homer in the fourth to pull back to a 7-2 lead.

Another PRCC run came across in the sixth, and two were brought in with a standup double in the top of the seventh. Co-Lin trailed 10-2 going into their last at bat.

McLeod roped a two-run homer of his own to start a seventh inning rally for the Wolves.

Williams pushed another across with an RBI single and Wright drew a bases loaded walk for Co-Lin’s final run of the afternoon.

McLeod finished with two hits for Co-Lin, while Whittington, Wilkinson, Williams, and Wright collected one hit each. Wright led the Wolves with three RBIs.

Jonathan Turner led the Wildcats with three hits. Bryson Medious and Austin Moffett each posted two hits. Turner led PRCC with four RBIs.

Peyton Lee earned the win for the Wildcats. He threw six and a third innings, giving up five runs, five hits, striking out eight, and walking zero. Colby White threw two-thirds of an inning, as two relievers helped the Wildcats finish off the victory. Josh Stephens took the loss for the Wolves. He tossed one and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs, five hits, striking out one, and walking one.