The Chipola Indians as of Monday night are 2-1 in their quest for a second consecutive JCUO World Series title. They are the returning champions and definitely have a target on their back with every team knowing they are the team to beat. Walters State was successful in the opening game last Saturday, handing the Indians an 8-6 loss. In dramatic fashion, the Indians bounced back to take a 10-8-win Sunday over Barton before cruising to a 17-5-win Monday over Temple.
Chipola falls to Walters State
The Chipola Indians out hit Walters State 13-12 and were issued five walks to Walters State two walks but fell short in the one column that counted, dropping their opening game 8-6.
Andrew Grogan got the starting nod on the mound for Chipola, went three innings, gave up three runs on seven hits, no walks, and struck out two batters. Jose Visaez came on for two innings, gave up two runs on one hit, three walks, and struck out one batter before giving way to Christian Collazo who went one-third of an inning, giving up no runs on one hit, two walks, and one strikeout. Trevor Holloway came on for two and two-thirds innings, allowed two runs on three hits, two walks and fanned three batters, with Jared Howell closing out the final inning, giving up one run on one hit with one strikeout.
Offensively, Morgan McCullough was three-for-three with one run scored and one RBI, followed by Jonathan Nieves who was three-for-four with one run scored and three RBIs, and added a walk to his stats. Edmond Americaan was two-for-five with a run scored, while David Meadows had one hit and one RBI. Julio Carrion had one hit, one walk and two runs scored, followed by Max Guzman with one hit, one walk and one run scored. Francisco Urbaez recorded one hit.
Chipola bounces back with 10-8 win over Barton
The Chipola Indians hit the diamond Sunday with a determination to pick up a win and continue their quest for a national title. Coach Jeff Johnson went to his ace, Phillip Sanderson to get the job done. Sanderson went six and a third innings, gave up four runs on eight hits, one walk and fanned five batters before giving way to Christian Collazo who gave up three runs on one hit, one walk and one hit batter. Jared Howell became the HERO of the night, going two and one-third innings, giving up one run on three hits, no walks and won strikeout and went yard in the bottom of the ninth on a two-run shot to give the Indians the win.
Edmond Americaan had the hot bat going four-for-five with four RBIs and one run scored, followed by Jared Howell with two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Alex Webb had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI, with Max Guzman and David Meadows contributing one hit, one run scored and one RBI each. Francisco Urbaez had two hits, while Jonathan Nieves two walks and Julio Carrion had one walk with both scoring one run. Morgan McCullough had one hit and one walk.
Chipola explodes for 17 runs in win over Temple
The Chipola offense showed up and showed out Monday night in their 17-5 win over Temple to stay alive in the race for yet another national title. Jack Dellinger went the distance, giving up five runs on 12 scattered hits, no walks and fanned seven batters.
Offensively, Edmond Americaan was on fire, going four-for-four with four runs scored and five RBIs, followed by Morgan McCullough who was three-for-three with three runs scored and two RBIs. Francisco Urbaez had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI, followed by Max Guzman with one run scored, one walk, and one RBI. Jared Howell had three RBIs and one hit, followed by Austin Bates with one hit, one walk, and three runs scored. Alex Webb had one hit and one run scored, with Jordan Hollins recording one RBI, two runs scored and one walk.
The Indians were scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Tuesday with those results in another article in this week’s edition of the TIMES.