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College baseball roundup: Chattahoochee Valley wins fourth ACCC South title

The Chattahoochee Valley Community College baseball team rolled on Saturday to the second sweep of L.B. Wallace in as many days. The Pirates won 13-3 and 13-5.

With the win in the first game, CVCC (41-10, 25-3) clinched the ACCC South Division title for the fourth time under coach Adam Thomas.

“I cannot tell you how proud I am of these young men,” Thomas said. “They are what makes CV special. They have honored the tradition of the program and have earned my utmost respect.”

In the opener, Jordan Lee earned the win. He pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits and four walks. He struck out six.

Will Campbell went 4-for-4 with five RBIs. Brandon Hill went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. AJ Willoughby went 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

In the second game, the Pirates used nine pitchers to throw one inning each. Logan Haner started and was credited with the win.

Frank wager went 4-for-4 with six RBIs. Tim Kennedy went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

The Pirates, who have won nine straight, close out the regular season with four games against Faulkner State next week, two at home Thursday and two at Faulkner on Saturday.

CVCC will then turn its attention to the ACCC tournament. The Pirates have won it two straight seasons to advance to the JUCO World Series.

“All of the congratulations go to the players,” Thomas said. “They earned it. I appreciate them making a grass cutter look like he knows what he’s doing as a baseball coach.”

 

Alabama 4, Mississippi State 3

Alabama scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally past Mississippi State 4-3 on Saturday at Thomas-Sewell Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

After the Tide loaded the bases, Chandler Taylor walked to force in a run. Then Chance Vincent singled to center field to win the game.

Mississippi State (29-14-1, 11-9 SEC) had scored a run in the top of the ninth to take a 3-2 lead.

Alabama (25-19, 10-10) scored twice in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2. Keith Holcombe and Will Haynie drove in those runs.

The win evened the series, which started with a 12-5 Mississippi State win on Thursday. Friday night’s game was postponed due to rain, forcing a doubleheader Saturday.

The teams finished the series with a game Saturday night.

 

Vanderbilt 10, Georgia 3

Georgia could manage only five hits against a trio of Vanderbilt pitchers on Saturday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.

Kyle Wright started for the eighth-ranked Commodores (33-10, 12-8 SEC). He allowed all three runs and all five hits.

Stephen Wrenn hit a two-run homer for Georgia in the seventh inning as the Dogs climbed to within three, 6-3.

But Vanderbilt scored four in the eighth to put the game away.

Connor Jones took the loss for the Dogs (22-22, 7-13). He gave up seven runs — four earned — in seven innings.

With the win, Vanderbilt secured the series. The Commodores also won 15-3 on Friday night. Skyler Weber had three hits for the Dogs.

The teams close out the series at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Georgia Tech 5, Coastal Carolina 2, susp.

Georgia Tech was leading Coastal Carolina 5-2 in the fourth inning Saturday when rain forced a suspension of the game.

The teams will resume the game at 11 a.m. Sunday, then Game 3 of the series will follow.

The Jackets (28-14) won the opener Friday night, 9-1.

Brandon Gold allowed one run on six hits in eight innings.

Brandt Stallings hit a grand slam in the fifth.

 

Auburn 5, Kentucky 2

Anfernee Grier (Russell County) hit a three-run homer to lead Auburn to a 5-2 win over Kentucky at Plaisman Park on Friday night.

It was his ninth homer of the season. He drove in a run with a single in the sixth.

He now has 33 RBIs, which is more than the 31 he had in his first two seasons combined.

Cole Lipscomb pitched a complete game for the Tigers (19-23, 6-13 SEC).

Evan White had two hits for the Wildcats (26-16, 10-9).

The teams played Game 2 of the series Saturday night.

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