Batter up for fall ball

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By Nathan Deen

Published on October 10, 2007

The PJC baseball team has gotten off to a good start thus far in the fall exhibition season. The Pirates only loss was a 1-0 affair at the hands of conference rival Chipola during an invitational tournament.

PJC followed that loss with three consecutive shutouts. Their first home game was 7-0 win against Jeff Davis. Then the Pirates shutout UWF 4-0 they followed with a 3-0 win over Lurleen B. Wallace.

The PJC bullpen has done an excellent job thus far for the Pirates.

“We’ve got pitchers who want to play in the spring,” said head coach Bill Hamilton.

Pitchers that have been on the mound for PJC so far include Joey Delgado, Matt Kaplan, Miguel Mejia, Josh Reed, Taylor Riggs, J.B. Skees, and Chris Sorce. None of them have given up a run so far this season.

The Pirates struggled a little against conference foe Tallahassee and had to come from behind to win 6-4. The Pirates gave up all four runs in the first inning but shut down the Tallahassee offense the rest of the way. The Pirates offense was sparked by a solo homerun by Stewart Davis. PJC took their first lead in the 6th inning and held on to win thanks to the good pitching of Taylor Riggs.

Defensively, PJC has shown that they are a well coached team, giving up a total of just five runs in four games. Offensively the Pirates are having no trouble getting hits but are struggling to score runs. They have over 45 hits this season but have only 20 runs to show for it.

“We’ve got a ways to go offensively,” said Hamilton.

PJC will play UWF again on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and will play in the Gulf Coast Tournament on Friday, Oct 12.

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