Chipola wrapped up a marathon series of home games by taking on Dothan’s Wallace Community College Monday.
The series got off to a sour start with a 6-4 loss to Chattahoochee Valley Community College on Friday but things improved on Saturday when the Indians routed the Bishop State Wildcats 14-5 and 11-1 in a double header.
Monday’s game against Wallace was a 10-1 loss for Chipola thanks to a tight Governors defense that kept the Indians locked down for most of the game.
The Indians scored their run in the eighth. Jordan Anderson hit a double and was able to advance to home thanks to a fielder’s choice hit by Joshua Rivera and a single by Ivan Johnson.
While the Indians were struggling to get anything going Wallace steadily added runs throughout the game.
These games were happier affairs.
A strong and steady offense stacked up enough runs for Chipola to win 14-5 in game one.
Alex Arauz had a home run and four RBIs with Connor Kehl having a double and three RBIs. Michael Cullen had two RBIs.
Joshua Rivera had two doubles and an RBI. Julio Carrion and Cameron Gray both had a double and an RBI apiece.
Matthew Dickey and Jordan Anderson had RBIs and Ivan Johnson had a double.
During game two Chipola started the things off with a blistering bombardment of hits that propelled them into an 8-0 lead.
Bishop got a run on the board thanks to a home run in the second, but that was it for the Wildcats.
The Indians weren’t quite done yet though.
In the fifth Griffin Hampton hammered a homer into left field to bring in Nicholas Tripp and Jozsef Rohrbacher and wrap up the game.
The Indians won 11-1.
Hampton had a gomer and three RBIs while Jordan Anderson had two RBIs. Johnson, Gray, Carrion and Rohrbacher all had one RBI apiece.
On the mound Jacob Smith gave up one hit against 15 batters.
Chattahoochee Valley dominated the field for most of Friday’s game.
While the Pirates were able to build up a 6-0 lead, Chipola nearly sank them with a big rally in the bottom of the ninth.
Singles by Gray and Howell got things started, but a fielder’s choice hit by Rivera got Gray picked off.
Arauz hit a line drive to load the bases and Kehl hit a single to bring in Howell.
Anderson brought in a Rivera with another single
Corey Rosier was walked and Arauz scored.
Carrion got walked and Kehl scored.
At this point Chattahoochee decided switching pitchers might be a good idea.
The new pitcher, Mason Bernard, struck out Johnson and Gray grounded out to end the game.
The Indians are now 4-5 for the season.
They will be kicking off another marathon series of home games Thursday with a 5 p.m. matchup against Gordon State. On Friday they will play East Mississippi Community College at 2 p.m.
They will play Saturday and Sunday’s games against Columbia State Community College. Saturday’s is scheduled for 4 p.m. with Sunday’s game starting at noon