GOODMAN – Holmes Community College started the 2017 MACJC schedule off on the right foot with two wins over Southwest Mississippi Community College here Saturday winning 15-5 in eight innings and 9-6.
With the wins, the Bulldogs went to 11-9 overall. Holmes travels to Itawamba Wednesday at 3/6 p.m. before returning home on Saturday vs. East Central at 1/4 p.m.
In game one, Jeff Crenshaw got the start and went 3 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Justin Hutton came in the game in relief and went 1 1/3 inning and picked up the win. Hutton gave up two runs on one hit with one walk while Chase Allen went three innings and gave up no runs on one hit with two strikeouts and one walk. Will Jordan and Zack Boone each had three hits with Boone adding a homerun. Sage Mullins, Brodie Threet, Landry Newsom and Chandler Powell each had two hits with Newsom adding a two-run homerun.
Holmes scored nine runs in the fourth to go ahead 12-4 after four complete.
In game two, Allen got the start and went four innings and gave up four runs on six hits with three strikeouts. Scott Shearer pitched the final three innings and gave up two runs on three hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Mullins had two hits including a double while Threet added a double.