Trojans 1-2 at CVCCPublished 11:55am Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The defending NJCAA national champion Central Alabama Trojans continued their up and down season this past weekend at Chattahoochee Valley.
CACC lost two games to the Pirates. The first defeat snapped the Trojans’ six game winning streak.
In game one, CACC lost 5-1. The Trojans committed three errors and mustered five hits in the loss. CACC was down 2-1 entering the bottom of the eighth, where the Pirates put up three runs that all but ended the chances of a comeback.
The Trojans rebounded in game two, taking a 2-1 win.
Shaun Smirnoff kept the clamps on the Pirates’ offense, allowing three hits and one run in 6.1 innings pitched. Smirnoff picked up the win.
In the rubber match, CACC lost 6-3. The Trojans scored two runs to open the game, but CVCC responded with four unanswered runs to claim the lead.
CACC added another run in the top of the fourth to make the game 4-3, but the Pirates tacked on two in the bottom of the fifth to make it 6-3.
Kyler Deese had two RBIs in the loss.
CACC is currently 9-12 on the year, but by virtue of a 4-2 division record, remain atop the Central Division standings.
Next for the Trojans is a road series at Marion Military Institute. Game one is on Thursday at 1 p.m.