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Enterprise wins final game of series

3/31/2014

                  ENTERPRISE—What the Wallace Govs did to the Enterprise State Boll Weevils on Sunday, the Boll Weevils did to them on Monday—and then some. This time it Enterprise that came out red hot and never looked backed. After jumping out to a 7-0 lead, the Boll Weevils cruised to a 13-3 victory. The game ended one inning short of the scheduled nine because of the 10-run rule.

                “This is junior college baseball,” Enterprise State coach Tim Hulsey said. “You never know how these guys are going to play from one day to the next. Yesterday, Wallace came out red hot and jumped all over us. Today we were hot. That’s just how it goes.”

                Wallace coach Mackey Sasser concurred.

                “We were flat from the beginning of the game,” Sasser said. “We won easily yesterday, and I think our guys thought (Enterprise) was just going to roll over today and they saw that wasn’t the case.”

                Enterprise set the tone early in this one. In the bottom of the first inning, Colton Howell and Hunter Aplin got the Boll Weevils going with back-to-back doubles. Aplin’s double plated a run and he later came home to score on a ground out by Dalton Pritchett.

                And from there, it was more of the same.  Aplin hit another RBI double in the bottom of the second to put his team up 3-0. Two more runs scored in the third on an RBI ground out from Harrison Collier and an RBI single by Brandon Carpenter. The Boll Weevils got single runs in the next two  innings, including a solo home run from Carpenter. That put Enterprise up 7-0.

                The Govs didn’t get on the scoreboard until the top of the sixth inning. That’s when Jack Bradford and Seth Evans each hit RBI singles. But that was it for Wallace.

                The Boll Weevils would add three more runs in the seventh, and another three runs in the eighth to end the game.

                Enterprise improves to 4-7 in conference play, while Wallace falls to 7-4. The Govs will host LBW on Thursday at 2 p.m. for a nine inning contest, and double header beginning at noon on Saturday. Enterprise will travel to Jeff Davis this Thursday and Saturday.

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