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BCC sweeps Danville in doubleheader

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By Michael Paul, Sports Editor

 The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Danville Community College in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field, winning the first game 10-0 in five innings and winning the second game 9-1 in seven innings.

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In the first game, BCC scored three runs in the first inning, taking advantage of three walks and an error.

Ryan Brendle doubled home the first run, and the second run scored on an error on the play. Tony Sanchez singled home the third run.

In the second inning, BCC scored six runs. Ryan Hill led off with a walk and moved to third on an errant pickoff. Michael Deese singled home Hill. Hunter Allen was safe on a bunt and Johnathan Corbett singled home a run for a 5-0 lead.

After Brendle walked, Patrick Graham was safe on an error, loading the bases. Sanchez walked, forcing home a run. BCC went ahead 8-0 on a passed ball. Alex Sasser singled home the sixth run, giving BCC a 9-0 lead.

Allen drove in the game-ending run in the fifth. The hit scored Deese, who had walked, stole second and went to third on an error on the play.

Zachary Andrews was the winning pitcher. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two.

The Dolphins took advantage of a Danville error in scoring three runs in the first inning of the second game. Leadoff hitter Deese walked and Ryan Maksim was hit by a pitch. Corbett was safe on a bunt and a throwing error on the play allowed two runs to score. When Brendle grounded out, a run scored, putting BCC ahead 3-0.

BCC scored a run in the second when Maksim walked, went to third on an errant pickoff and scored on Corbett’s single to center field.

BCC scored its final runs in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded, Sasser grounded out, scoring a run. Corbett singled home a run, putting BCC ahead 6-1. Brendle then walked, loading the bases, and Graham singled to right field, driving home two runs. BCC took a 9-1 lead on an infield error.

For BCC, started Keaton Oaks gave up six hits and one unearned run in 3.2 innings. He walked three and struck out four.

Reliever Kyle Shields gave up one hit in 3.1 innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Corbett finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Graham was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.