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Bobcats stun Hinds in opener; complete sweep in game two
 March 27, 2013

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats pulled a shocker against the Hinds Community College Eagles in game one here Tuesday afternoon at Community Bank Park.

Trailing 7-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, JCJC scored four runs to tie the game at 7-7. The Bobcats then scored the winning run in the eighth inning to beat the Eagles, 8-7.

JCJC then completed the sweep in game two, notching a 7-4 decision.

The Bobcats are now 20-8 overall and lead the MACJC South Division with an 8-2 mark.

JCJC plays at Pearl River Community College at 4 p.m. on Friday in a key doubleheader. The Wildcats are 21-7 overall, 5-3 in the division.

Hinds falls to 11-15 overall, 2-6 in the division. The Eagles travel to Southwest on Friday.

Bobcats 8, Eagles 7

Tyler Graves’ fourth hit of the game scored Trent Giambrone with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Stephen Stiglets led off the inning with a single and was forced at second on Giambrone’s fielder’s choice. Giambrone then stole second.

With two outs, Codey Minter was intentionally walked. Giambrone then took third on an error and scored when Graves lined a single to left.

In the seventh inning rally, Minter drew a one-out walk and Benji Sullivan was hit by a pitch. Graves then singled Minter home to make it 7-4. Josh Pankratz then singled to score Sullivan and courtesy runner Stephen Billingsley advanced to third.

Jordan Stark then reached on an error, which allowed Billingsley to score and make it 7-6. Alex Shermer then singled to center to score Pankratz with the tying run.

Hinds scored three runs in the second, but the Bobcats scored twice in the bottom of the second and once in the third to tie the game at 3-3. The Eagles then got three runs in the sixth and another run in the seventh to take a four-run lead.

Graves had four singles, while Collin Dexter homered for the Bobcats. Stiglets doubled and singled, while Minter, Pankratz, Stark and Shermer added singles.

Jeremy Kidd went the final 2 1/3 innings and got the win. He allowed one run, five hits and walked two. Starter Cody Brewer went 5 2/3 innings, gave up six runs (five earned), 11 hits, walked one and struck out six.

Brian Mills doubled and singled twice for the Eagles, while Akiko Thompson and Clyde Kendrick each had three singles. Montana McDaniel doubled and singled, while Toler Robinson singled twice. Connor Goodspeed, Justin Smith and Caleb Upton added singles.

Jake Chambliss was charged with the loss. He went the final 1 2/3 innings, gave up five runs (four earned), five hits, walked two and struck out one. Starter John Gault went six innings, gave up three runs (one earned), six hits, walked three and struck out two.

Bobcats 7, Eagles 4

Once again, the Bobcats fell behind 3-0, but rallied for the victory.

JCJC trailed 2-0 after one and 3-0 going into the bottom of the second before scoring three runs to tie the game in the bottom of the frame. Hinds took a 4-3 in the top of the fourth, but Jones scored twice in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead and added two more runs in the sixth.

Dexter and Pankratz had doubles for JCJC, while Giambrone, Graves, Shermer and Stiglets had singles.

Jon Mark Herrington started and went four innings for Jones. He gave up four runs (three earned), five hits and walked one. Cole Barlow went the final three innings and recorded the victory. He gave up one hit, one walk and struck out five.

Thompson tripled for the Eagles, while Beau Wallace, Smith, Goodspeed, Upton and Kendrick added singles.

Chase Cater started, went 3 1/3 innings and took the loss. He gave up five runs, three hits, walked six and struck out two. Jayme Monroe pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, gave up two runs, three hits and recorded a strikeout.

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