Bobcat pitchers shut down Kishwaukee CC (Ill.)

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-03-10 21:30:16

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

ELLISVILLE – Pitching was the name of the game for Jones County Junior College here at Community Bank Park Thursday against the Kishwaukee Community College (Ill.) Kougars.

JCJC’s Logan Riddell tossed a complete-game, six-hitter in the opener as the Bobcats posted a 6-1 victory. In the nightcap, starter Blake McIlwain only allowed one hit in his five innings of work as JCJC notched a 9-1 decision.

The Bobcats improve to 13-6 on the season and will open South Division play at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Co-Lin Community College. They return home for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on March 19 against Pearl River Community College.

The PRCC games will be audiocast live on Airtime is 1:55 p.m. and Lance Pittman will be calling the play-by-play.

Kishwaukee, 2-4, continues its tour through Mississippi with a Saturday doubleheader at Meridian Community College.

Bobcats 6, Kougars 1

Riddell, the freshman from Kenner, La., was excellent for the Bobcats. He allowed one earned run, six hits, walked two and struck out six as he improved to 3-2. He threw 108 pitches – 68 for strikes.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, JCJC used a five-run third inning to take control.

Zach Allen led off with a single, Chad Guice singled and Nick Ray followed with an RBI single. Vito Perna’s sacrifice fly scored another run and Darion Hamilton followed with a walk. Chase Headrick then doubled into the left-field corner to plate two more runs.

JCJC’s other run came in the sixth when Ryan Roberts led off with a walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Jarrett Jenkins. An infield hit and an error would later score the run.

Ladd Rhodes tripled and singled for JCJC, while Hamilton singled twice. Headrick doubled, with Guice, Ray and Allen adding singles.

Eduardo Cabrera started and took the loss for the Kougars. He went five innings, allowed five runs, seven hits, walked two and struck out two. Taylor Rogers pitched the sixth inning and allowed one hit and walked two.

Kurt Castrodale and Kevin Worsley each singled twice for Kishwaukee. Jacob Lueneburg and Yazmany Rodriguez added singles.

Bobcats 9, Kougars 1

McIlwain, a sophomore from Wayne County, was outstanding in evening his record at 1-1. He gave up a double to Castrodale to start the game and allowed nothing after that. He finished with two strikeouts and three walks. He threw 57 pitches – 33 for strikes.

Jaron Bailey pitched an inning and gave one run on one hit, walked one and struck out two. Josh Palmer pitched the final inning, gave up one hit and struck out the side.

The Bobcats got a run in the first when Rhodes singled, Guice was hit by a pitch and Perna singled to score Rhodes.

JCJC added two runs in the third when Guice singled, Ray walked and Perna reached on a fielder’s choice. An error allowed a run to score and Jay Dedeaux drove in another with a sacrifice fly to left.

The Bobcats went up 4-0 in the fourth as Tate Ratcliff singled, stole second and scored on Guice’s single.

JCJC scored five runs and made it 9-0 in the fifth with Allen getting an RBI double, Ray drilling a sacrifice fly to right, Perna driving in a pair with a single and Headrick getting an RBI single.

The Kougars got their only run in the seventh when Castrodale walked and scored on Worsley’s double.

Perna had three singles and three RBIs to pace the Bobcats. Guice had two singles, while Allen doubled. Rhodes, Jenkins, Ray, Hamilton, Jay Bell, Dedeaux and Ratcliff added singles.

Castrodale and Worsley doubled for the Kougars. Matt Risdon added a single.

Ryan Pfalzgraf started and took the loss for Kishwaukee. He allowed four runs (three earned), five hits, walked three and struck out one in 3 1/3 innings of work. Cole Kuienzil pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up five runs (all earned), five hits, two walks and struck out three. Nathan Harbecke pitched the final 1 1/3 innings and allowed no run on three hits and struck out one.


Game 1

Jones County 6, Kishwaukee, Ill., 1

Kishwaukee (2-3)                        100 000 0 – 1 6 1

Jones County (12-6)            005 001 x – 6 8 0

Eduardo Cabrera, Taylor Rogers (6) and Matt Risdon. Logan Riddell and Ryan Roberts. WP-Riddell (3-2). LP-Cabrera. Kishwaukee hitters: Kurt Castrodale 2 1B; Kevin Worsley 2 1B; Jacob Lueneburg 1B; Yazmany Rodriguez 1B. JCJC hitters: Ladd Rhodes 3B, 1B; Darion Hamilton 2 1B; Chase Headrick 2B; Chad Guice 1B; Nick Ray 1B; Zach Allen 1B. T-1:46.


Game 2

Jones County 9, Kishwaukee, Ill. 1

Kishwaukee (2-4)                        000 000 1 – 1 3 1

Jones County (13-6)             102 150 x – 9 13 0

Ryan Pfalzgraf, Cole Kuienzil (4), Nathan Harbecke (5) and Matt Risdon. Blake McIlwain, Jaron Bailey (6), Josh Palmer (7) and Jay Dedeaux. WP-McIlwain (1-1). LP-Pfalzgraf. Kishwaukee hitters: Kurt Castrodale 2B; Kevin Worsley 2B; Risdon 1B. JCJC hitters: Vito Perna 3 1B; Chad Guice 2 1B; Zach Allen 2B; Ladd Rhodes 1B; Jarrett Jenkins 1B; Nick Ray 1B; Darion Hamilton 1B; Jay Bell 1B; Dedeaux 1B; Tate Ratcliff 1B. T-2:13.


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