Southern sweep for JCIt was a clean sweep for the Jimmies under the southern sun, far away from the raging blizzard back home. The Jamestown College baseball team won its two games in Ormand Beach, Fla., while the softball team extended their winning streak to six with a pair of victories in Tucson.
By: By Dave Selvig and Scott Throlson, Sun Sports Writers, The Jamestown Sun
It was a clean sweep for the Jimmies under the southern sun, far away from the raging blizzard back home.
The Jamestown College baseball team won its two games in Ormand Beach, Fla., while the softball team extended their winning streak to six with a pair of victories in Tucson.
The Jimmies pounded out 25 hits in 12 innings, beating Aquinas (Mich.) 12-4 and Missouri Baptist 7-3.
Erik Church had five hits on the day and Ben Cairns clubbed his fourth home run of the young season as the Jimmies improved to 6-2 overall.
“I was really proud of the way the guys swung the bats today after struggling (Monday) against Embry Riddle,” coach Tom Hager said. “We did a nice job of setting the tone early and then continuing to score runs throughout both games.”
The Jimmies scored five in the second and three in the third in their 13-4 win over Aquinas.
Kyle Montgomery had three of the team’s 16 hits. Jordan Dusanj had two, including a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. Cam McLachlan, Miles Johnson, Erik Church and Nick Meehan also added two hits apiece.
Hager tweaked the lineup slightly, flip-flopping Johnson and Church in the lineup, with Johnson going from the leadoff spot to 5-hole and Church vice-versa.
Josh Loewen worked the first four innings to get his second win of the season.
Alex Kreis fired five strong innings in the nightcap as the Jimmies defeated Missouri Baptist, a team getting votes in the last NAIA poll.
The sophomore from Grand Forks allowed just a run on five hits with four strikeouts.
“Alex threw the baseball extremely well against a quality team and gave us a great chance to win the game,” Hager said.
The Jimmies never trailed, scoring four times in the fourth to build a 7-1 lead.
“We beat a good baseball team that has had a lot of success over the years,” Hager said.
Church went 3-for-3 in the leadoff spot, reaching base all four times. Dusanj doubled and scored twice and Bryan Renfrow also scored a pair of runs.
The Jimmies take Wednesday off to take in some spring training baseball. They’re back at it on Thursday for a doubleheader against Tiffin University of Ohio.
Jamestown College 13, Aquinas College (Mich.) 4, 6 Innings
Jamestown College 053 122 — 13 16 1
Aquinas College 001 012 — 4 10 0
Josh Loewen, Max Rusch (5) and Mikes Johnson, Tim Penner (5). Peterson, Garneau (3), Hoogewind (5), Cole (6) and Vanderkouk. W—Loewen (2-0). L—Peterson. HR—JC, Ben Cairns (4), Jordan Dusanj (1).
Jamestown College 7, Missouri Baptist 3
Missouri Baptist 100 002 — 3 11 1
Jamestown College 021 400 — 7 9 1
Ceboloero, Andreason (5) and LaCombe. Alex Kreis, Ryan Iliff (6) and Miles Johnson. W—Kreis (1-0). L—Ceboloero.
Jamestown College ran its winning streak to six games with another sweep, giving them four straight wins in Tucson.
The Jimmies rallied from an early four-run deficit, scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings and defeated Purdue-North Central (Ind.) 7-6 in eight innings.
They followed that up with a 13-3, five-inning victory over Trinity International (Ill.).
Purdue-North Central scored four runs in the top of the first and led by three runs after 6 ½ innings, but the Jimmies rallied to win.
Ashley Smoke went 3-for-4 for the Jimmies, and Kate Street (2-1) picked up the win in relief.
Street was 2-for-4 with two RBI, Amy Shadinger was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Kimberly Smith had two hits. Kayla Price scored two runs.
The Jimmies scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second and seven in the fourth to beat Trinity International.
Shadinger went 3-for-4 with two triples, a double and four RBI.
Betsy Westermann was 2-for-2, Kimberly Smith tripled and Cassie Hite and Price each added a double.
Jessica Lees (2-0) picked up the win in relief.
The Jimmies (6-1) take on Northwestern (Iowa) and Robert Morris (Ill.) today.
Jamestown College 7, Purdue-North Central (Ind.) 6 (8 innings)
Purdue-North Central 401 010 00 — 6 8 4
Jamestown College 020 010 31 — 7 14 3
Karissa Inglis, Brittany Bridges (6), Alissa Whitaker (6) and Natalie Studtman; Cassie Hite, Sarah Heinemann (3), Kate Street (8) and Ashley Smoke. W—Street (2-1). L—Whitaker.
Jamestown College 13, Trinity International (Ill.) 3 (5 innings)
Jamestown College 420 70 — 13 11 0
Trinity International 102 00 — 3 7 4
Kate Street, Jessica Lees (2) and Courtney Wong, Morgan Frederick (3); Trinity battery not available. W—Lees (2-0).