Barons Take 2 Of 3 From Mobile
Courtesy of BPC
Brewton-Parker baseball hosted Mobile (Ala.) on Friday for a doubleheader in Mt. Vernon and then on Saturday for the third game of the series.
The Barons (13-20, 7-4 SSAC) split with the Rams (17-13, 6-8 SSAC) securing game one 6-5, and dropping game two 15-6.
The Rams produced two hits in the top of the first inning but left the pair of baserunners behind to close out the side. Brewton-Parker was gifted three free bases as Tony Rudolph was walked prior to advancing on a balk and then on an error from Mobile. Unfortunately, Rudolph was left on as the Barons struggled to connect for a hit. Both the second and third innings resulted in scoreless efforts, but the Barons were able to produce a hit in the bottom of the third with a single from Taz Worrell. Mobile broke the scoreless draw with five runs in the fourth inning while notching six hits. The Rams began with a leadoff homer before following with a two-shot homerun. UM then produced four singles to help bring home the rest of the runs. Brewton-Parker responded with a pair of scores in the bottom of the fourth. Zachary Wilson knocked out a two-run homer to left field, bringing Rudolph with him for the Barons’ first two runs of the game. The Barons added another two runs in the fifth inning after holding Mobile to just one hit in the top of the inning. Jordan Rahn notched a single before Jackson Smith homered to left field for the pair of runs.
In the sixth inning, Brewton-Parker leveled the game at 5-5 with a solo score from Wilson. Matt Collins led with a double followed by a single from Wilson. Malik Germany notched an RBI single to bring home Wilson for the equalizing run.
Brewton-Parker found themselves in prime position in the seventh with the bases loaded. Worrell notched a one-out single up the middle before Rudolph and Collins were both walked. Eduardo Castillo was walked with two outs on the board to advance Worrell for the winning run giving BPC the 6-5 victory.
The Barons notched nine hits as a team while Mobile produced 10. Worrell, Wilson, and Rahn led BPC with two hits each, while Wilson and Smith led with two RBIs. Wilson also led with two runs scored.
Smith recorded six putouts followed by Wilson with five and Worrell with four. Ty Cook started on the mound for BPC throwing for 3.2 innings. He gave up eight hits, and five earned runs. Cook struck out four batters and walked three as well. Matt Hager closed out the final 3.1 innings and allowed just two hits while striking out two batters.
Mobile’s bats remained warm in game two as the Rams opened the first inning with four hits and four runs. UM’s leadoff batter reached on an error to open the game prior to a two-run homer.The Ramsutilized two doubles and a single to score two additional runs for the early 4-0 lead.
Brewton-Parker managed to knock down the early deficit with Rudolph scoring a single run to make the score 4-1 after the opening inning of play. The Rams added another run in the top of the second inning from a pair of hits to move back to a four-run deficit over the Barons. In the third inning, Mobile produced another fourrun inning with four hits. One of which was a threerun home run. In the fourth inning, the Rams added another run with a solo shot homer for the 10-1 lead.
The Barons produced a double and an RBI groundout to score a run in the bottom of the fifth to move one closer, 10-2. Mobile pulled away to a 14-2 lead with four runs in the sixth inning as three of the four hits for the Rams were home runs. Brewton-Parker added another solo scoring effort in the bottom of the sixth with a double from Rahn and a single from Smith. In the seventh, Collins ended the chances of a shortened game two with a two-run homer to pull the deficit back to nine runs from the Rams. Smith notched his second home run of the day in the bottom of the eighth to give BPC an eight-run deficit. However, the Rams added one final run to the tally in the ninth inning by scoring from a wild pitch. Mobile took game two with a commanding 15-6 win.
Mobile produced a total of 16 hits while Brewton-Parker managed to produce six. Collins led BPC with three RBIs and two hits, while Smith recorded two hits as well as a pair of RBIs.
Wilson led the way in fielding with 13 putouts with Malik Germany recording five assists. Four Barons made appearances on the mound with Austin Visocchi earning the start. He threw for 2.1 innings and allowed seven hits along with seven earned runs. Trey Jones pitched for 3.1 innings after Visocchi. He gave up seven hits and six earned runs while recording two strikeouts. Jacob Mantooth made a quick appearance followed by Roberto Urena closing out the game by throwing for three innings. He walked four batters and struck out two.
Saturday Game 3 Brewton-Parker baseball closed out the weekend series against Mobile (Ala.) on Saturday with a single nine-inning game on the slate. The Barons (14-20, 8-4 SSAC) defeated the Rams (17-14, 6-9 SSAC) with a 9-3 win to secure the series.
The game opened with a scoreless first and second innings as Tony Rudolph notched the lone hit between both teams in the bottom of the first inning. Mobile broke the scoreless draw with a lead-off homer in the top of the third inning. The Rams produced two hits in the inning. Brewton-Parker found a pair of base hits from Taz Worrell and Rudolph, but the duo was left on base in the bottom half of the third inning. The Barons took control of the score with three runs and three hits in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Eduardo Castillo knocked a double to center field, while Malik Germany followed with an RBI double to score Caleb Gepfer who pinch ran for Castillo. Jackson Smith then hit his third home run of the weekend to score Germany, giving BPC the 3-1 lead.
The Barons added six more runs to the tally for a 9-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. BPC produced a total of four hits highlighted by Smith’s twoout grand slam — his fourth homer of the series. Both Matt Collins and Castillo recorded singles with Castillo earning an RBI.
The following three innings flew by with the Barons recording just two hits across the board. Worrell connected for a single in the sixth inning, while Mackenzie McDowell notched a single in the bottom of the eighth. Mobile did not go down without a fight as the Rams knocked out back-toback home runs in the ninth inning to make the score 9-3. The Barons were able to shut the door on the Rams, securing the series win. BPC outhit UM 12-7 on the day with Smith leading the charge with two homers and six RBIs for the game. Worrell, Rudolph, and Castillo also produced a pair of hits each. Gepfer and Smith led the Barons with two runs scored apiece.
Defensively, Zachary Wilson notched 11 putouts followed by Castillo’s seven. Both Germany and Rudolph produced five assists each. Chandler Koerner pitched a complete game for the Barons. He allowed seven hits and three earned runs while striking out seven batters in the process.
Brewton-Parker returned to the diamond on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Thomas (Ga.) after presstime.