BCC scores four in ninth to beat Surry 4-3

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By Michael Paul, Sports Editor

 The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Surry Community College 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field. BCC rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Knights.


The Dolphins loaded the bases in the ninth when Johnathan Corbett singled inside the third-base line and Ryan Brendle and Patrick Graham singled to right field. Against reliever Demetrius Ingram, BCC scored two runs off walks to left-handed pinch hitters Michael Deese and Bryson Benton. With one out against reliever Hunter Smith, Tony Sanchez, also batting left-handed, singled to left field, driving in the tying run. BCC won the game when Ryan Hill walked with the bases loaded.

Surry scored in the seventh on a hit and two throwing errors in taking a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, Alex Sasser singled to short center field. With two outs, Anthony Colantino hit a line drive into the glove of the pitcher, ending the inning.

Surry loaded the bases in the eighth on a single and two hit batters. A two-out single against reliever Kyle Shields put the Knights ahead 3-0.

Rain delayed the start of the first game for three hours. BCC overcame four errors for the victory. Starter Zachary Andrews gave up one unearned run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked one.

BCC won the second game 6-4 in six innings.

The Dolphins scored three runs in the second in taking a 4-1 lead. With two out, Hunter Allen singled home two runs.

In the third, Bryson Benton hit a home run to right field, giving BCC a 5-4 lead. The lead went to 6-4 in the fourth when Allen led off with a double to right field, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Corbett’s sacrifice fly.

Keaton Oaks started and pitched 2.2 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) and four hits. He walked one and struck out three. Matt Lowry finished. He gave up three hits, walked one and struck out four.

Ryan Maksim, Allen and Sanchez each had two hits. Michael Deese had a triple. Allen finished with three RBIs.

BCC is 11-2 in the region, 18-5 overall.


BCC rallies, wins

non-conference game

BCC scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Herkimer County (New York) Community College 10-7 March 21.

With two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth, Johnathan Corbett walked, forcing in a run. Patrick Graham singled to left field, driving in two runs. Tony Sanchez singled to right field, driving in the run that put BCC ahead 10-7.

Each team made five errors on windy, chilly day.

BCC finished with 13 hits. Graham finished 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs. Hunter Allen was 1-for-5 with three RBIs. Michael Deese was 3-for-5 with a triple. Ryan Hill was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Cameron Smith was the winning pitcher, giving up a walk in one inning. Matt Lowry got the save, giving up one walk in one inning and striking out one.