ELLISVILLE – Coleton Ausbern (Nettleton) tossed a seven-inning complete-game in the opener and Andrew Nix (Stringer) threw six shutout innings in relief in game two to help Jones sweep Baton Rouge, 11-1 and 4-3, here Wednesday at Community Bank Park.
Jones swept its first doubleheader of the year to improve to 6-11, while BRCC fell to 14-17.
The Bobcats will entertain No. 8 Northwest Mississippi (14-1) at 2 p.m. on Saturday to open MACJC play.
Jones 11, Baton Rouge 1 (7 inn.)
After giving up an RBI-single in the first, Ausbern allowed just four hits over the final six frames and Basiel Williams Jr. (Ponchatoula, Louisiana) helped fuel a 12-hit attack by going 4-for-4 with three RBIs in a run-rule victory.
Williams' RBI-single tied the game at 1-1 in the third and Gabe Lacy (Gulfport) followed with a sac fly to give JC its first lead.
The Bobcats busted the game wide open with a six-run sixth, aided by three Bear errors. Kirkland Trahan (Madison Central) delivered a two-out, two-run single.
Jones then walked it off in the seventh, using a leadoff error, two hit-by-pitches and a wild pitch to score O'Neill Burgos (Brookhaven Academy) for the winning run.
Williams, Bailee Hendon (Vancleave) Trahan and Tyler Ducksworth (South Jones) all finished with multiple hits.
Ausbern (2-2) scattered six hits, five strikeouts and an earned run over seven innings.
Jones 4, Baton Rouge 3
BRCC jumped on top 3-1 after one inning but couldn't muster anything else after Nix entered, as JC rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk-off the Bears.
Two wild pitches, a passed ball and an error at the plate allowed BRCC to score three in its opening at-bat.
Lacy's RBI-single scored Williams and pulled JC within 3-1 after an inning of play. But the Bobcats were held in check until their final at-bat of the game.
Nix kept JC in striking distance by hanging six zeroes and Jones found magic at The Bank in the end.
Ducksworth was plunked to start the inning, and three batters later, Lacy delivered a two-run double down the leftfield line to tie the game. After a pair of intentional walks, Blake Johnson smacked a single through the left side to score Lacy for the 4-3 win.
Seven different Bobcats recorded a hit and Nix picked up his first collegiate win.
BY: Shawn Wnsley
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