Trojans split with Wallace State-Hanceville, Meridian CCPublished 10:51am Friday, May 2, 2014
The roller-coaster ride of a season continues for Central Alabama.
An April 26 road trip to Hanceville ended in a mixed bag for the Trojans, as they blew a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning on their way to a 6-3 loss to Wallace State Community College-Hanceville.
However, the Trojans rebounded against Meridian (Mississippi) Community College in the same manner in which they fell versus Wallace State-Hanceville.
Despite being down 3-1, the Trojans were able to claim a 4-3 come-from-behind victory and salvage a split.
After the games, CACC is now 24-21 on the season. Reports from each game are as follows:
CACC 3, Wallace-Hanceville 6
Hanceville was first to strike, as CACC fell behind 1-0 to start things off.
The Trojans responded with two runs in the top of the second to claim the lead, but the game was deadlocked at 2 after Wallace State answered with another run in the fourth.
CACC took a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning, but Wallace State-Hanceville tacked on three runs in the bottom half of the frame and added one more run in the sixth inning to take the victory.
For Central Alabama, Kyler Deese was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Jack Folmar, Ryan Raspino and Nick Griggs each had one RBI each.
Cody Kremer took the loss, allowing three runs on two hits in a third of an inning pitched.
CACC 4, Meridian CC 3
Deese and Raspino were the driving forces behind the Trojans’ comeback versus Meridian.
Both teams traded a run in the first inning, and Meridan slowly added to its lead, adding a run in the second inning and one more in the fifth inning to go up 3-1.
From there, the Trojans put up three runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead, which they held on to for good.
Deese had a double and a RBI, and Raspino accounted for three RBIs.
Jalin Lawson stole two bases in the game.
Matt Norton got the victory in relief of Hunter Skipper.
Norton went five innings strong, allowing one run on three hits.
He struck out six in the win.