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No. 1 Bobcats shut down East Central twice
 March 19, 2014

DECATUR – The top-ranked Jones County Junior College Bobcats were solid again here Tuesday afternoon.

In the opener, Lane Ratliff and Cole Barlow combined for 10 strikeouts to lead JCJC to a 4-0 victory over the East Central Community College Warriors at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex.

In game two, Daniel Goff and Will Simon combined for 11 strikeouts and Tyler Graves homered, as JCJC completed the sweep, 5-1.

The Bobcats are now 23-1 overall, 4-0 in the MACJC South Division. East Central falls to 9-13 overall, 3-3 in league play.

JCJC will host Southwest at 2 p.m. on Saturday in a doubleheader. East Central travels to Pearl River on Saturday.

Bobcats 4, Warriors 0

JCJC scored twice in the third and twice in the seventh.

Ratliff was the starter and winner. Ratliff, 5-0, went six innings, gave up no runs, three hits, walked one and struck out nine. Barlow pitched the final inning, allowed no runs, no hits, walked one and struck out one.

Stephen Stiglets had a pair of singles for JCJC, while Jordan Stark, Trent Giambrone, Graves and Josh Pankratz added singles. Pankratz had two RBIs.

Dylan Little doubled, while Ben Cooley and John Morgan Berry singled for ECCC.

Mason Woodrow went 6 2/3 innings and took the loss. He gave up four runs (three earned), walked two and struck out three. Courtney Forbes walked the one batter he faced and Conner West pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up a hit.

Bobcats 5, Warriors 1

The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when Graves homered.

JCJC would add two more runs both in the sixth and seventh to take a 5-0 lead.  The Warriors only run came in the bottom of the seventh.

Goff, 2-0, got the win. He went the first six innings, allowed no runs, four hits, walked two and struck out eight. Simon pitched the seventh and allowed one run, two hits, walked one and struck out three.

Graves homered and singled for JCJC, while Chris Morgan doubled and singled. Stark, Alex Shermer, Goff and Stiglets had singles.

Cody Dagle doubled and singled for the Warriors, while Ryan Ward had two singles. Lane Fazende and Hunter Thrower added singles.

Ty Hendrix was the starter and loser. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowed three runs (two earned), four hits, walked three and struck out three. Ward pitched an inning and allowed two hits. Jake Bush went 2/3 of an inning, gave up two runs (one earned), two hits and walked one.

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