Trojans overwhelm Marion on diamondPublished 10:29am Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By Ed Bailey
The Central Alabama Community College baseball and softball teams continued their strong play with weekend victories over Marion Military Institute.
CACC Baseball v. Marion
The Trojans dominated Marion Military Institute, dropping 11 runs on the Tigers in both weekend games.
CACC (16-10) outscored Marion by a combined score of 22-2. CACC held Marion scoreless in game one.
The Trojans began their scoring in the third inning, collecting six runs. Marion committed three errors in the inning.
Capitalizing on errors was a theme of the game for CACC, as seven of their 11 runs were unearned.
B.J. Martin was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Tripp Whatley and Darius Reese also collected two hits. Whatley also had an RBI and one run scored, while Reese scored two runs.
Blaine Miller had an RBI for CACC as well.
John Michael Knighton earned the victory for the Trojans, striking out four in six innings of work. He only allowed two hits.
In game two, the scoring continued for CACC. Unlike game one, CACC’s scoring was its own doing for the most part.
Nine of the Trojans’ 11 runs were earned.
The rout was on early for Wynn Fletcher’s squad as it put up six runs in the second inning.
The Trojans added three more runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth.
Reese collected two more hits and scored two more runs. He also swiped two bags.
Whatley and Joey Lewis had two RBIs each.
Jalin Lawson, Zach Rinehart, Reese and Martin had the other RBIs. Lawson, Lewis and Rinehart each collected two hits.
Ryan Smith scored two runs for CACC.
Matthew Norton got the win for the Trojans. He went five innings and fanned four while only allowing two runs and two hits.
CACC Softball v. Marion
Lindsay Broome and Alyssa Kornegay threw complete game shutouts for the Lady Trojans as CACC defeated Marion 5-0 in game one and 8-0 in game two of a weekend double-header.
Broome has yet to taste defeat this season, as she pushed her record to 12-0. She struck out six and allowed four hits.
In game one, Andrea Barnett did most of the damage to the Lady Tigers’ pitching.
Barnett went 3-for-3 at the plate, driving in three runs.
Emily Miller and Shannon Summers each drove in a run for CACC (23-4).
In game two, Miller and Summers each collected two hits.
Miller scored twice and Summers drove in two runs.
Broome also drove in two runs.
Chelsea Miller delivered a two-run round-tripper in the contest as well.