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ESCC baseball splits series with LBW

ESCC baseball splits series with LBW

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In a repeat of Thursday’s doubleheader split in Andalusia, the Enterprise State Community College Boll Weevils rebounded from an 11-7 loss in Saturday’s opener to claim a 9-2 win over the Lurleen B. Wallace Saints at Boll Weevil Field in the nightcap.

Enterprise (8-13-1, 5-7) is tied for sixth in South Division standings with Coastal Alabama-South. Wallace-Dothan (24-9, 11-1) leads the division as the 2021 division season begins its last full month Thursday.

In Saturday’s opener, LBW scored one run in the first, fourth and fifth innings, six in the third and two in the seventh while the Weevils’ bats didn’t get out of the sack until the fifth frame. ESCC scored a solo run in the fifth, two in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Enterprise was held to six hits with Christian Beasley and Mac Danford smashing doubles to lead the charge.

Connor Purvis, Kyle Vogler, Connor Varnum and Kolby Pickles had singles for ESCC.

Purvis, Vogler, Danford, Lewis and Pickles scored one run apiece and Beasley scored twice.

Varnum had three RBI’s, Danford drove in a pair of runs and Zach Hansen had one.

Jon Lewis and Varnum were hit by LBW pitches twice each, and Pickles and Vogler had a stolen base apiece.

Caleb Griffin started on the mound for Enterprise and surrendered five hits, seven runs (five earned), struck out two and walked three before being replaced by Taylor Gover, who pitched the final 4.1 innings, gave up four hits, four runs (two earned), struck out three and walked two.

The Weevils took an early lead and never trailed in Saturday’s nightcap; Enterprise scored a run in the first inning, two in the second, five in the fifth and one in the sixth.

LBW got one run each in the second and third innings.

Cameron Williams (two 2B) and Bailey Shannon (2B) had three hits apiece to lead the 10-hit ESCC attack; both Weevils scored twice and Shannon had an RBI.

The game’s loudest hit was a home run by Hansen who had a pair of runs scored.

Purvis doubled, walked twice, scored a run and drove home two; Varnum had a hit, a run scored and a pair of RBI’s; and Danford singled, walked and scored a run.

Enterprise’s starting pitcher Maddox Herring went 5.2 innings, allowed five hits, two runs (one earned), struck out three and walked four before being replaced by Ethan Stinson.

Stinson allowed two hits in his 1.1 innings on the hill.

Enterprise is scheduled to host the South Division’s second-ranked team, Chattahoochee Valley (24-6, 12-4), Thursday at noon.

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