Pitchers lead Brewton-Parker's 3-2 victory

A 12-strikeout outing by four Brewton-Parker College pitchers Thursday night lifted the Barons baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Edward Waters College (Fla.).

The win in the Brewton-Parker Invitational lifted the Barons (3-2) to their first winning record under second-year coach Chad Parker and featured a first-inning solo home run by senior Ricky Nelson.

Sophomore Johnny King scored Brewton-Parker's second run in the third inning after he had doubled and scored on a catcher's throwing error past the third baseman.

After Edward Waters got a run in the top of the fifth inning, junior Eric Prevatt drove home junior Jason Halstead in the bottom of the inning for what proved to be the game-winning run. The Tigers got one more run in the sixth.

Freshman left-hander Josh Dutto (1-0) got the victory after pitching the first five innings, in which he allowed five hits and one unearned un while striking out nine and walking just one.

Senior right-hander Ashley Hooks got the save as the Barons' third relief pitcher with two strikeouts and one walk in one no-hit inning.

Brewton-Parker outhit the Tigers 8-6, with King rapping two doubles in his 2-for-4, one-run effort. Sophomore Chris Brown had a triple.

"It was a very well-played game," Parker said. "Edward Waters gave us all we could handle. We executed well and got great pitching."

The game was part of the Brewton-Parker Invitational, which concludes with the Barons' doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. against Lambuth University (Tenn.).

Saturday's games against Lambuth originally were scheduled for Liberty County High School in Hinesville, but field conditions there forced the doubleheader moved to Brewton-Parker's home field.

The Barons then return to action Thursday with a 7 p.m. game against Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Brewton-Parker then opens its Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference schedule at Shorter College in Rome with a 1 p.m. twin bill Friday and a 1 p.m. single game Saturday.

The Barons' next home date afterward is Tuesday, Feb. 25, against Thomas University for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.