BRCC baseball hosted Wharton County Junior College on Saturday afternoon at Pete Goldsby Field. The two teams played a doubleheader, game one was a seven inning contest and game two was scheduled for nine innings.
The Bears jumped out early on Wharton County, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings. BRCC led 8-1, but couldn't hang on to get the win. The Bears dropped game one 11-8.
BRCC began the scoring by loading the bases with the first three batters to come to the plate. Seth Daugherty led off with a single, followed by Tyler Laporte being hit by a pitch. John Mauldin would then single to load the bases with no outs.
BRCC was back at it in the second inning. Daugherty hit a two run home run to extend the lead to five. Later in the inning, Hunter David and Domingue would hit back to back singles. Those two would score when Hodges hit his second single of the game and drove in two more runs.
Troy Whitty started on the mound for Baton Rouge. He lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs. Wharton County's big inning came in the third inning when the plated six runs, including a grand slam.
The script flipped for game two. BRCC found themselves trailing most of the game, down 7-3 in the bottom half of the sixth inning the Bears pounded Wharton County for eight runs to take a 11-3 lead.
Both teams would add a run in the eighth and BRCC would win the game 12-8.
Game Two Highlights:
- Tyler Laporte finished 3 for 5 with an RBI; he scored two runs.
- Pryce Fletcher went 2 for 3 and he scored two runs.
- Hunter David and Joseph Domingue hit back to back two-run doubles to jump start the Bears 6th inning rally.
- Seth Daugherty went 1 for 3, scoring two runs.
After today's split, Baton Rouge is 3-4 on the season. Up next is a trip to Houston, TX where the Bears will play four games in the Tournament of Champions.