It didn’t take long to realize Wednesday wasn’t a day for pitchers to shine as the Enterprise State Community College Boll Weevils hosted Andrew College’s Tigers in ESCC’s home-opening baseball doubleheader with temperatures in the mid-40s.
The visiting Tigers won the day’s first game, 6-5; the second game ended in a 6-6 tie.
The Tigers came out swinging in the day’s first inning and scored four total runs off three ESCC pitchers.
Enterprise answered with three runs in the home half of the first, tied the score with a run in the third, fell behind by a run in the fourth, gave up a run in the sixth and scored a run in the home half of the inning to produce the final, 6-5 score.
The Weevils got eight hits, led by Kyle Vogler who had two of them; Vogler was hit by a pitch in the first inning and scored ESCC’s second run by stealing home.
Connor Varnum, Taylor Gover, Connor Purvis, Cameron Williams, Carter Duke, Jon Lewis and Zach Hanson all earned hits for ESCC; Vogler’s double was the only extra base hit.
Noah Farmer, Hunter Millican, Elliott Baxter and Bailey Shannon saw action on the mound in the loss and surrendered only four total hits; three errors and seven walks accounted for much of Andrew’s damage.
The day’s nightcap went into extra innings before the umpires called the game due to darkness.
Varnum and Christian Beasley had two hits apiece to lead Enterprise’s 9-hit attack; Beasley had a double and Vogler added a triple.
Drew Powell, Mac Danford, Cameron Williams, and Micah McLeod added a hit apiece to the total.
Caleb Griffin, Maddox Herring, Gover and Ethan Stinson pitched for Enterprise and allowed a total of nine hits.
The Weevils are scheduled to host Lawson State Saturday; first pitch is scheduled for noon.
Weevil softball drops two to Marion
The Enterprise State Community College Weevil Women traveled to Marion Wednesday and came out on the losing end of a, 16-3, 9-0, doubleheader with Marion Military Institute.
Enterprise managed but four hits in Wednesday’s first game; Theresa Reynolds, Lillian Reynolds, Tankeya Smith and Sydney Arnett all had singles.
Lillian Reynolds, Aspyn Sanchez and Arnett scored a run apiece in the loss.
In the nightcap, the Weevil Women again went without an extra-base hit.
Getting singles were Tori Watts, Theresa Reynolds, Mckinzi Kent, Smith and Arnett.
The Weevils are scheduled to host Andrew College Tuesday with a noon first pitch scheduled.