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Trojans finish with sweep

Published 1:52pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In the month of March, the Central Alabama Community College Trojans didn’t lose a game and broke the schools all-time win streak in a season.
However, the Trojans closed the month of April losing three-out-of-four games and not playing their best baseball.
“We just weren’t doing the things that good baseball teams do to win games,” CACC head baseball coach Wynn Fletcher said.
“When the winning streak was over and we’d already won the conference tournament, I think the guys just got complacent the entire way around.”
Despite the slumping at the end of March, CACC managed to win 3-of-4 to close the season, including a sweep of Wallace-Selma this past weekend on the road.
Central Alabama (40-11) tacked on runs in the third, fifth, seventh and ninth innings in a 6-1 game one victory.
Zac Rinehart led the Trojans from the plate with four hits and two RBIs, while Chase Handley added two hits and two RBIs as well.
Tanner Hicks and Trey Hammock both combined for the effort from the mound, with Hicks going the first four innings and Hammock going the final five.
In game two, Mitch McLeod got the start on the mound, going 4.1 innings and allowing only four hits to go along with three strikeouts in a 3-1 victory.
Catcher Justin Hancock led the Trojans from the plate, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Rinehart added an RBI as well.
“I was really impressed with Mitch (McLeod) from the mound, and he has came on for us late in the season,” Fletcher added.
“Leading up to the conference tournament, we need as many arms as we can use, so some of the pitchers coming on strong is a good sign.”
CACC baseball has a first round bye in the ACCC tournament and will play the winner of the Snead State/Alabama Southern match-up this coming Sunday at 7:30 p.m.