The Enterprise State Community College baseball team started off the 2019 season with four consecutive games against Andrew College.
The Boll Weevils (3-2) traded wins with Andrew College from Ozark’s Eagle Field on Feb. 8 in a doubleheader before picking up an 8-5 win over Andrew College on the road on Feb. 13 and then a 7-5 loss to Andrew from Dothan’s Westgate Park on Feb. 16.
In the season-opening doubleheader ESCC defeated Andrew College 10-5 in the first game before falling 7-3 in the second game.
Kyle Vogler, Austin Thrasher, Stratton Watt and Elba native Grant Akrdige each had two hits in the first game, while Wells Deloney struck out four batters and gave up just two hits in four innings from the mound.
In the second game, Jared Bartlett had three hits for the Boll Weevils.
At the Feb.13 matchup, the Boll Weevils were tied 2-2 with Andrew at the top of the fourth inning when Bartlett drove in two runs for ESCC.
Andrew College managed to tie things up 4-4 with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth inning before ESCC pulled away for good with four runs in the sixth inning.
ESCC’s Parker Warren gave up no runs and no hits in two innings on the mound and had one strikeout. Bartlett, Austin Thrasher and Silas Drummond each had a pair of hits in the win.
In the final rematch between the two sides, ESCC faced off with Andrew College from Dothan’s Westgate Park as a part of the city’s Hits for Heroes series.
In a defensive battle, ESCC outhit Andrew 9-5 but walks cost the Boll Weevils the game. Jacob Callaway and Tye Whatley each had two hits in the loss.
ESCC closed out the week with a 5-0 shutout win over Wallace-Dothan on the road.
Deloney struck out four batters on the mound and allowed just two hits in six and 2/3 innings. Drummond had two hits including a double, while Akridge had two RBIs in the win.