By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
In a nine-run hole after the top half of the first inning Wednesday, the John Wood Community College baseball team didn't panic.
The Trail Blazers simply cut into Lewis & Clark's lead one run at a time.
Having cut the deficit to 10-8 by the seventh, JWCC staged a three-run rally to pull out an 11-10 victory and sweep the MidWest Athletic Conference doubleheader. The Trail Blazers won the opener 16-2.
In the nightcap, John Wood answered Lewis & Clark's nine-run outburst with four runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the second and fifth innings.
With one out in the seventh, pinch-hitter Miguel Egea was hit by a pitch, Brennen Hurley walked and Ari Fabian was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Ryan Fischer walked to force in the first run of the inning, and Tyler Johnson followed with a run-scoring sacrifice fly to left field.
Brad Marx fell behind 0-2 in the count, but he lined a single to left field to score Fabian with the winning run.
Dalton Entwistle hit a lead-off home run in the fifth, while Hurley had a two-run single earlier in the game. Aldair Adamus earned the victory with two scoreless innings of relief.
In the opener, Jalen Poindexter and Entwistle hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning, while Poindexter also homered in the third and fourth innings, tying the single-game school record. Marx had three hits and Hurley had two as JWCC (21-9, 9-5 MWAC) finished with 15 hits.
Egea threw five innings for the victory.
Culver-Stockton 4-7, Stephens 0-0: Hannah Washburn allowed just three hits over 14 innings in tossing back-to-back shutouts in non-conference play at Himsl Field.
Washburn allowed one hit in the opener, striking out eight and walking one and was backed by an opportunistic offense.
In the third inning, C-SC's Jenny Ferguson led off with a single, stole second, took third on a sacrifice and scored on a two-out error. In the fourth, Addie Stottlemyre singled to right field and went to third on an error by the right fielder. After a strikeout, Stottlemyre scored on Rhea Hobson's suicide squeeze.
C-SC added two more runs in the fifth when Danielle Hearn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Whitney Birk scored on a passed ball.
In the nightcap, the Wildcats collected 13 hits, including five for extra bases, as Ferguson and Hearn had two hits apiece.
Washburn allowed two hits, struck out four and walked one as C-SC (15-17) ran its winning streak to five games in a row.
Southeastern 7-11, JWCC 3-8: In the opener, the Trail Blazers scattered seven hits, but couldn't string anything together offensively.
Nicole Kraft and Hannah Reller each had RBI singles for John Wood.
In the nightcap, Rachel Motley hit a three-run home run in the seven-run fourth inning. Southeastern responded with two runs in fifth and two more in the sixth to take the lead for good.
Devin Gudehus singled and homered for John Wood, while Kristen Loos had three singles.