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Brewton-Parker College Baseball wins 1, loses 2 to Southern Poly

Joey Delgado
Pitcher Joey Delgado gives it his all against his opponent, Southern Poly. (Photo by Kelly Vickers)

MOUNT VERNON—The Brewton-Parker College Baseball team (ranked 16 in NAIA, first in SSAC last week) was not able to keep Southern Polytechnic at bay in a three-game series over the weekend during Alumni Weekend on the campus, losing two and winning one.

The Barons slipped to third in the SSAC but are planning to rally in their final regular season conference game Tuesday against Thomas University in Thomasville.

Defensive miscues and some missed opportunities at the plate were too much for the Barons to overcome Friday night as they dropped the opening game of their last regular season conference series with Southern Poly, 6-5, April 16.

Southern Poly, who has been ranked as high as second this season, started the scoring in the second inning. Brandon Chastain led off the inning, and reached on a dropped pop up in the infield. The next batter doubled to left, scoring Chastain. After a failed bunt attempt, back to back singles plated two more runs, and the Barons found themselves down 3-0. The Hornets continued to hit in the third, as Mason Heller led off the inning with a solo homerun. Two singles, and a hit batsman led to another run in the inning, and the Barons were in a 5-0 hole early.

The game stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh when the Barons started to rally. Todd Alls and Kale Lewis led off the inning both reaching on walks. Randall Shepherd then doubled to left, scoring both runners, and closing the gap to 5-2. Catcher Gary Stauff then singled up the middle scoring Shepherd, and bringing Josh Barrs to the plate. Barrs reached on an error, and the Barons again had runners at first and second with nobody out, and the score 5-3.

Ryan Hewitt tags player from Southern Poly
As a player from Southern Poly tries to beat the ball back to second base, senior Ryan Hewitt tags him out. (Photo by Kelly Vickers)

Ryan Hewitt moved both runners up a bag with a sacrifice bunt, and Robby Kuzdale plated a run with a ground ball to short. Billy Mullins plated the last run of the inning, and tied the game at 5, when he legged out an infield single allowing Barrs to score from third.

Head Coach Boo Mullins gives pitcher Joey Delgado some advice
Head Coach Boo Mullins gives pitcher Joey Delgado some advice about the game during a break. (Photo by Kelly Vickers)

In the top of the eighth, Joey Delgado was able to get the lead off hitter to fly out to left, but hit the next batter putting a runner at first with 1 out. The runner moved to second on a wild pitch, and then to third when catcher Gary Stauff bobbled the ricochet. Wilson scored when the next pitch got by Stauff, and the Barons again found themselves trailing.

Unable to get anything going in the eighth or ninth, the Hornets earned the one-run victory.

On Saturday, April 17, the Barons split their conference double header with Southern Poly. In game one, Drew Parker pitched well, but got the tough luck loss, as an error early, and a questionable call on a homerun cost him 5 runs. The Baron bats were able to muster 12 hits, and 5 runs, but it wasn't enough as the Hornets rolled 10-5.

In game two, the Barons continued to hit, and Delgis Soto managed to wiggle out of a few jams, as the Barons went on to win 8-2. Soto threw a complete game and struck out 7 allowing only 2 earned runs in the contest. Derrick Fox, Ryan Hewitt, Evan Pedrick, and Kale Lewis each collected 2 hits in the game.

The Barons travel to Thomasville, GA on Tuesday for their final regular season contest against Thomas University. The game is scheduled for 6:00.

Alumni Weekend drew out a large crowd to the baseball game
The Alumni Weekend drew out a large crowd to the baseball game on Friday night. (Photo by E'Quain Rhodes)

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, BPC’s main campus is located in Mount Vernon and has an external learning site in Newnan.


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Updated on: April 23, 2010 11:33 AM