Trojans fall to PBSC, will play Cochise for spot in national championship gamePublished 1:35pm Friday, May 31, 2013
After a 13-4 (F/8) loss in a rematch with Palm Beach State College last night, the Central Alabama Trojans are left with two choices: Win or Go Home.
The Trojans join PBSC and Cochise College as teams with one loss and are guaranteed to finish no worse than third in the JUCO World Series.
The PBSC Panthers roughed up CACC starter Jamie Patterson, as he was chased after 2.2 innings of work.
He allowed six runs on six hits and was unable to strike out any batter he faced.
PBSC’s John Underwood held the Trojans’ offense in check. CACC was able to get nine hits and four runs off of him, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a Patterson’s rough start, as the Trojans fell behind by as many as eight runs.
CACC was able to get as close as 9-4, but PBSC tacked on four extra runs to put the game away.
At the plate, Central Alabama was led by Darius Reese, who was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Ben Hall had two RBIs, and B.J. Martin and Blaine Miller each had an RBI. Miller was 3-for-3 on the night.
Central Alabama’s loss places them in the loser’s bracket, and CACC will face Cochise College for the final spot in the national championship game.
If the Trojans win, they will face PBSC in a rubber match for the title. If they lose, they will be eliminated.