BPC Baseball drops SCAD 9-3 in 10th inning
MOUNT VERNON—It took extras innings, but the Brewton-Parker College Barons Baseball team was finally able to come up with a few clutch hits, and earn its fourth victory of the season last Tuesday night (Feb. 9) against Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
For the first eight innings, the game was a textbook pitcher’s duel between SCAD starter Michael Imbriale, and Barons starter Delgis Soto. The Bees were able to tag Soto for a run in the third inning, but the Barons answered in the fourth, scoring a run on Kale Lewis’ bunt single that scored Brian Hobbs.
The score remained knotted at 1 into the eighth inning when the Barons took a one run lead on a two out bases loaded walk to Kale Lewis. The lead wouldn't last for long, as the Bees answered with 2 runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning, making the score 3-2 going into the ninth.
With 2 outs, Gary Stauff jumped on a 1-2 fastball, and burned the left fielder for a double, putting the tying run in scoring position for first baseman Josh Barrs. Barrs came through in the clutch, sending a ball out towards left that fell for a double, and tied the game. Jacob Gore came on to pitch a scoreless ninth, sending the game into extra innings.
In the 10th, the Brewton-Parker bats came alive, beginning with third baseman Michael Pleau's single to left. Pinch hitter Jacob Evors then followed with a single of his own.
With runners at first and second and one out, Derrick Fox drove in the go ahead run with a single to left that scored Pleau. A double by Derek Bradley, a walk by Robby Kuzdale, and singles by Todd Alls and Brian Hobbs produced 5 more runs for the Barons in the 10th pushing the Baron lead to 9-3.
Jacob Gore threw another scoreless inning sealing the win for the Barons.
The Barons game against Benedict College scheduled for Feb. 10 and the Feb. 12 and 13 series against Talladega College has been rescheduled for weather reasons, therefore the Barons will next take the field Feb. 17 at home against Thomas University. The first pitch goes out at 6 p.m. Come out and support the Barons – the hometown college team.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in South Georgia.