CVCC 6, Jefferson Davis 5: Pirates win in 14-inning game

FROM STAFF REPORTSFebruary 2, 2014 

The Chattahoochee Valley Community College Pirates baseball team picked up its third win of the 2014 season by downing Jefferson Davis 6-5.

The game took 14 innings for a winner to be decided.

Jefferson Davis started out with a 4-1 lead. Jeff Davis maintained this lead until the bottom of the eighth inning, and then the Pirates came to life on offense.

Jeff Ronpirin and Cam Sperry both hit singles, and Drew Lingo brought in Ronpirin with an RBI double.

Drew Dunagan followed suit by hitting in Sperry on an RBI groundout. This cut Jefferson Davis' lead to 4-3 going into the ninth inning.

John Holland reached abse for CVCC on a bunt to start off the bottom of the ninth for the Pirates. Jared Martin hit a two-out double that brought in Holland and tied the game at 4-4.

CVCC was unable to complete the comeback, so the teams were left to battle it out in extra innings.

The score remained unchanged until the top of the 14th when Jefferson Davis brought in the go-ahead run.

The Pirates once again had one last chance to win the game, and this time they capitalized. Ronpirin tied the game at 5-5 with a sac fly for an RBI, and Sperry hit a two-out walk off double for an RBI and a win.

"It was a fun one," CVCC coach Adam Thomas said. "Our bullpen today was phenomenal."

CVCC had 13 hits and no errors on the day. The winning pitcher was Will Tillery, who threw for two innings and gave up one run on two hits with one strikeout.

The Pirates (3-0) will travel this weekend to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla., to compete in the Gulf Coast Invitational. CVCC's first opponent will be Wallace State-Hanceville. The game will start at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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