Pioneers’ speed helps them top Dawson in ten

The MCC Pioneers took on the Dawson CC Buccaneers at home Wednesday. They finished the game strong in the tenth inning, winning 9-8.

It was a slow start for both teams Wednesday. The Pioneers took the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third with Ian Empey knocking in Adam Potter on a single.

Dawson tied it up in the fourth, a single driving in a runner.

The fifth and sixth innings were strong defensive innings for both teams. In the seventh Dawson jumped on top, scoring two. The Pioneers came right back, though, scoring two of their own and tying the game again.

They passed through a scoreless eighth to get to an impressive ninth inning. Dawson exploded with a four-run inning. They scored off of a pair of doubles, a sacrifice fly and a single.

The Pioneers met the inning with their own power, tying the game in the bottom of the ninth at seven apiece. They scored on a walk by Cameron Guevara, a two-run single by TJ Booth and an error.

At the top of the tenth Dawson scored one, looking like they had the game all wrapped up, but the Pioneers weren’t done.

Nolan Darr sent one over the fence on his third pitch, tying the game at eight. Brandon Deering was walked on four balls after the big home run, and he managed to advance to second and then third on a pair of wild pitches. After Guevara was walked, the rattled Dawson pitcher threw another one wild and Deering stole home, ending the game in enthusiastic fashion.

The Pioneers are currently 18-13-1 overall and are 10-8 in Region IX standings. They sit behind Trinidad State Junior College (17-5) and Lamar Community College (18-9).

 

 

Lineup       AB     R    H    RBI    BB    K

Adam Potter 3     3    2      0        2      0

Cameron Guevara 4 1 2    2       2      0

Ian Empey    5     0    2      2        0      0

TJ Booth       5     0    2      2        0      0

Ryan Absher 0     0    0      0        0     0

Zach Neuhaus 0  0    0      0        0      0

Westin McCord 5 0   1       0        0      0

Tristan Shockley  4 0 0      0       1       2

Taylor Carson 2 0     0       0       0        0

Cole Ashby   3     0    0       0      0        0

Porter Marley 2    0    0      0        0       1

Dakota Crowe 1   0    0      0        0       0

Mario Del Bosque 0 1 0     0        0       0

Nolan Darr      1    1    1      1       0        0

Brandon Deering 2 3   1      0       2       0

 

Pitching        IP   #P   S%  H   R  ER  K   BB  HR

Ian Empey    2.0 30  .633  0   0    0    3    1    0

Tristan Shockley 2.0 34 .735 2 1  1    1    0    0

Cole Ashby 2.0 32    .594   1   0    0    2    2   0

Ryan Absher .1  27   .444   2   2    2    0    3   0

John Preller  .2   11   .727   0   0    0    1    0   0

Dylan Hampton 0.0 6 .333   1   0    0    0    1   0

Michael Garcia 1.1 26 .462  3   2    2    0    1   0

Chayton Petersen .2 17 .412 2  2    2    0   2    0

Cody Frenk   1.0 20   .450    1   1    0     0   1    0