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BPC Barons blast Claflin Panthers in first home game

Derrick Fox
Baron Derrick Fox (2), a short stop from Lithonia, dives into third base against Claflin University Feb. 5 on BPC's Mount Vernon campus. (Photos by Ashley Byrd)

By Ashley Byrd

BPC Marketing Staff Writer

MOUNT VERNON—The Brewton-Parker College Barons baseball team played their first home game against the Claflin University Panthers Feb. 5. BPC started the game off great and kept getting better. The Barons swept the Panthers, 21-8.

Patrick McDonald
Junior Patrick McDonald (30), a pitcher from St. Augustine, Fla., winds up to strike out one more batter Feb. 5 at home against Claflin University.

Freshman starter Derek Webb pitched four innings and allowed one run (earned) and two hits while walking one and striking out six.  Sophomore Gary White, junior Patrick McDonald and senior Colby Adkinson each pitched one inning in relief. White allowed three runs, McDonald allowed one run while walking one and striking out two, and Adkinson allowed three runs and walked one.

At the plate, the Barons were led by sophomore Jopoey Fears in a 4-for-4 performance, which included a home run, two singles, and a double.  Freshman John Taylor (4-for-4), freshman Ryan Phillips (3-for-4), junior Gary Stauff (2-for-4), and senior Baker Romine (2-for-3) all contributed offensively in the win.

“We came out swinging the bats with some authority,” says Head Coach Hayne Brant, who was proud of the win and his team’s performance.

“This was a great game for our young players. Our freshman and sophomores have 15 of the 21 hits. It’s great to see our young players step up to the plate with confidence. If we can keep swinging the bats like this we will have a successful season,” he said.

Jopoey Fears_Josh Sasser
Baron Josh Sasser (24), an outfielder from Vidalia, stays at home plate to give sophomore Jopoey Fears (34), a designated hitter from Newnan, a high five for his home run against Claflin University Feb. 5 at home.



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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM