Baton Rouge Wins Two

Baton Rouge Wins Two
Bears baseball hosted St. Louis CC and Pearl River CC at Pete Goldsby Field on a beautiful Saturday in Baton Rouge. In the first game of the day, BRCC jumped on St. Louis early en route to a 11-1, game shortened victory. In the night cap, Baton Rouge made it a Valentine's Day sweep with a 15-5 win over Pearl River in eight innings.
 
In game one, Baton Rouge started the scoring with a seven-run second inning. The first run crossed the plate when Shayne Narro was able to reach due to a throwing error by St. Louis's 2nd baseman. Following a walk, Layton Laird knocked in two more runs with a single, making it 3-0 BRCC.
 
Later in the inning, Zachary McCown hit a triple to left center scoring two more runs. Sophomore, Mark Traylor Jr. hit a double of his own to keep the big inning going. After a Nicholas Ber single, Steven Bright hit his own double to left. At the end of it all, BRCC had a 7-0 lead early in the game. 
Baton Rouge added two more in the 4th inning when Bright hit his second double of the day, this one scoring two more runs for the Bears.
 
Jesse Nigro started the game vs St. Louis. He gave up three, scattered hits and zero runs in his five innings of action on his way to earning the win.
 
BRCC continued the scoring during the 5th and 6th innings. The Bears added a run in each of the innings with Laird and Nicholas Morgan each doubling in a run. After six innings, BRCC led 11-1.
Reliever, Preston Fondren closed the game out for BRCC securing a victory in BRCC's first home game of the season.
 
In the night cap versus Pearl River Community College, BRCC was on the board early with a four-run first inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by second baseman, Logan Rogers.
Baton Rouge added two more in the second inning and the six run lead is all the cushion needed for sophomore hurler, Melvin Frazier. The lefty had a strong outing for Baton Rouge, giving up five runs on five hits during his six inning outing. 
 
The Bears added four runs in the fourth inning off of a string of four singles and a few Pearl River wild pitches. The scoring continued when Nicholas Morgan added another run in the 5th inning, scoring from second off a Kevin VanAsselburg single. Bears led 11-3 heading into the sixth inning. 
BRCC managed to score at least one run in every inning but the 4th. The game ended in the eighth, after a walk off double from pinch hitting, Dillan Vining. Baton Rouge won both games by ten-run rule.
 
BRCC is 5-5-1 in the young season. The Bears will be back at it on Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader versus St. Louis Community College. First pitch is set for 1:00 pm and the game will be on CBS Sports Radio-Baton Rouge AM 910.