College Baseball

Whalin belts pair of homers to help Trail Blazers split

Zak Whalin
Posted: Mar. 20, 2017 6:50 am

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team split a MidWest Athletic Conference doubleheader with Lincoln for the second consecutive day, losing the opener 11-4 but winning the second game 13-5.

Evan Day went the distance for the Trail Blazers in the second game, surrendering five runs on four hits. He didn't walk a hitter, but he did hit four batters, while fanning eight.

The Trail Blazers hit three home runs in the game -- two by Zak Whalin and one by Kaleb Bradshaw. Whalin's first homer led off the third inning, and he belted a grand slam in the fifth. Bradshaw's homer was a solo blast to lead off the sixth.

Joshua Corredor added three hits, a walk and two RBIs.

JWCC starter Trevor Nierman was roughed up for nine runs before leaving the first game in the third inning. Jose Hernandez hit a solo home run, the first of his career, and Masen Melton added an RBI double for the Trail Blazers (8-5, 2-2 MWAC).

Lincoln 11, John Wood 4

Lincoln 342 110 0--11 15 0

JWCC 001 300 0--4 5 2

Bernas, Isenbarger (5) and Eldridge; Nierman, Bryant (3), Schwanke (6) and Whalin. 2B--Lincoln 3 (Mcdanel 2, Arnold), JWCC 1 (Melton. HR--Lincoln 1 (Martin), JWCC 1 (Hernandez).

John Wood 13, Lincoln 5

Lincoln 102 020 0--5 3 3

JWCC 026 041 x--13 13 3

Mattix, Munez (3), Bunner (3), Steiner (5), Stanzione (6) and Eldridge; Day and Corredor. WP--Day. LP--Mattix. 2B--JWCC 3 (Bradshaw, Melton, Corredor). HR--JWCC 3 (Whalin 2, Bradshaw).

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