BCC sweeps College of The Albemarle in doubleheader

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Andrews throws four-hitter; BCC rallies to win second game.

By Michael Paul, Sports Editor

The BCC baseball team beat College of The Albemarle 5-0 in nine innings and 6-5 in eight innings in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.


In the first game, Zachary Andrews  (9-1) gave up four hits in nine innings. He walked one and struck out four. He also picked off a runner at first in the fourth and in the eighth.

In the third, BCC scored when Deese singled, went to second on Allen’s groundout and scored on Corbett’s single past the shortstop.

BCC scored three runs in the fourth. Sanchez led off with a single and Graham was safe on an infield error. Boyd doubled to right field, driving a run and moving runners to third and second. Sasser hit a sacrifice fly, scoring a run and advancing a runner to third. With two outs, Fraley walked and then Deese singled to right field, putting BCC ahead 4-0.

The lead went to 5-0 in the fifth when, with one out, Corbett doubled to center field and, with two outs, Graham singled up the middle.

BCC turned inning-ending double plays in the first and third innings. Corbett dived to his right to make an inning-ending catch in the eighth.

The BCC Dolphins had nine hits. Deese finished 2-for-4 with one RBI. Corbett was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Graham had one RBI. Boyd was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and one RBI. Sasser was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

In the second game, BCC rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score 5-5 and won in the eighth on a throwing error. It is the eighth time this year BCC has rallied in late innings to win a game.

BCC trailed 5-1 in final inning but consecutive singles by left-handed batters Allen, Deese and Maksim scored a run and left runners on third and second. BCC went hitless the rest of the inning but scored three more runs.

Corbett walked, loading the bases. Boyd grounded out, driving in a run that cut the lead to 5-3.

Matt Archer walked, loading the bases. Ryan Brendle, on a 3-2 count, hit a sacrifice fly, cutting the lead to 5-4 and leaving runners on third and first.

With two strikes on him, Sanchez lined the ball to the shortstop. The ball popped and in out of his glove, and the tying run scored.

With one out in the eighth, Deese walked. Maksim hit a groundball toward shortstop, and his errant throw to second landed in right field, allowing Deese to score the winning run.

Reliever Justin White was the winning pitcher, giving up no runs and two hits in two innings. He walked none and struck out one.

BCC is 17-4 in the region and contending for a regular-season title. The Dolphins are 25-9 overall.

COA is 8-14, 18-21.