HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s baseball team capped a conference series win against Southern Union on Monday, earning three victories against the Bison.
Because of inclement weather, the series took five days to complete. Wallace State (17-4, 3-1 Alabama Community College Conference) swept the opening games in Wadley on March 8, collecting wins of 8-5 and 11-0, and the teams wrapped up the four-game set on Monday. Wallace State won 5-0 in the opener, and Southern Union salvaged the final game with a 1-0 triumph.
In Wadley, Wallace State’s bats did the damage. The Lions rallied for a four-run ninth in the opener and scored 11 runs in the second game.
In the series opener, sophomore Palmer Ford was 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of RBIs, and Dalton Cobb had a single and two RBIs. Dalton Sinquefield and Easton Kirk each added RBI doubles, Devin Brown contributed an RBI single and Kolby Robinson had a single and scored three runs.
Robert Coleman was the winning pitcher out of the bullpen with two scoreless innings. Garrett Brown started and went five innings, allowing two runs on two hits.
In the 11-0 blowout, sophomore Austin Triplett blasted his second homer of the season, finishing with two hits and four RBIs.
Brady Sherrill, a freshman from Haleyville, and Devin Brown each went 2-for-2. Sherrill collected two RBIs and scored twice and Brown scored two runs.
Cobb (single, two RBIs, two runs scored), Kirk (single, two runs scored), Ford (single) Sinquefield (RBI, run) and Noah Fondren (RBI) added to the offensive contributions.
Blake Rivera (3-0) was the winning pitcher, striking out six Bison over four scoreless innings.
On Monday, Wallace State pitchers Jackson Tavel and Taylor Hayes combined on a four-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory. Tavel (2-0) struck out three batters over six innings, and Hayes followed with three scoreless frames.
Devin Brown put together another multi-hit game for the Lions and added an RBI. Sherrill singled and had two RBIs, Robinson and Sinquefield had an RBI apiece and Ford added a single.
Southern Union squeaked out a 1-0 win in the finale.
For Wallace State, Sinquefield, Ford, Cobb and Triplett each had a single.
Tanner Rusk was the tough-luck loser on the mound. Coleman and Cade Davenport combined to throw four scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
The Lions are home again today vs. Southeastern Community College and host Snead State on Thursday for a conference doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
Wallace State women’s tennis
Wallace State’s women’s tennis team won its second conference match of the season over the weekend, collecting an 8-1 win over Snead State.
Wallace State had the following winners in singles action: Kelsi Wilson (6-0, 6-0), Emily Graves (6-3, 6-1), Mary Ann Wolfe (6-4, 6-0), Tempie Ennis (6-3, 7-5) and Emily Wilson (6-1, 6-2).
In doubles, Kelsi Wilson and Ennis won 8-6; Graves and Wolfe won 8-4; and Molly Whitlock and Mary Ann Lucas prevailed 8-3.
The Lady Lions are hosting Snead State this afternoon before traveling to Coastal Alabama – South on Friday.
For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.
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