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Bucks win 12 of 13, host No. 1 this weekend

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

From Press Release

Having won 12 of their previous 13 baseball contests, the Motlow Bucks will host the nation’s top-ranked team this weekend when Walters State visits the Driver Baseball Complex for a three-game series.

The series against the Senators (15-2, 2-1), who sit atop the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll, begins on Friday with a single game at 1 p.m., and then concludes Saturday with a noon doubleheader. Admission is free to all Motlow College athletic events.

The Bucks (13-6, 2-1) are fresh off an 8-5, 12-2 sweep of visiting Calhoun Community College on Tuesday, Mar. 6. The sweep was a complete reversal of a doubleheader the two teams played a month ago that saw Calhoun win 2-1, 4-2 in Decatur. Following the second loss, the Bucks’ season record stood at 1-5.

Since then Motlow has turned itself around with timely hitting and solid pitching. Ten of the 12 wins have come at home, with the only loss being an 8-5 defeat at the hands of Southwest Tennessee last weekend.

Tuesday’s action against Calhoun didn’t begin well for Motlow, which trailed 4-0 by the third inning of the first game. However, the Bucks chipped away at the visitors’ lead and finally took a 6-5 lead heading into the sixth inning. That’s when Kenneth Perkey, who had three home runs on the day, slammed a two-run shot that gave the Bucks their final 8-5 margin in game one.  Shaw Dickerson (2-0) picked up the win on the mound for Motlow.

Game two featured Jacob Honea (1-0) starting on the mound for Motlow. The redshirt freshman turned in a stellar performance for the Bucks who led from start to finish thanks to two more home runs from Perkey.

Visit the official website of Motlow Athletics at www.motlowsports.com for rosters, schedules, stats and more. Interact with Motlow Athletics at Facebook/MotlowSports and Twitter@MotlowSports.

 

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