Georgia Perimeter rallies to beat Pirates, 12-10
Jaguars improve to 4-5 overall behind late offensive surge
COVINGTON — After getting off to a slow start Tuesday, the Georgia Perimeter Jaguars rallied to beat the Pirates of Chattahoche Valley Community College, 12-10.
“It was a great win,” said Georgia Perimeter coach Danny Blue. “It shows that we can go out there and play with anyone. Our bats were working and we were finding the gaps. We got great performances out of our freshmen like Trent Freeman that really helped us today.”
The Jaguars (4-5) began the game off to a sluggish start after starting pitcher Jesse Richeson gave up an RBI triple followed by a two-run homer in the first. Eventually settling down, Richeson handed the Pirates four strikeouts before leaving the game in the third with the Jags down, 4-1.
Coming in to do the dirty work was reliever Chris Anderson, who gathered one strike out and helping the Jaguars out of a bases loaded jam.
With Anderson lighting a spark on the mound, the bats of the Jaguars insinuated the fire in the fourth inning, banging out five hits which included a two- run double by Kevin Boyd. Third baseman Craig Sparks soon followed with a tworun single to tie the game at five.
With the playing field level, the fifth inning looked eerily similar to the fourth. Only this time it would be the Pirates gathering hit after hit, putting five more runs on the scoreboard to give them a 10-5 lead.
But the Jaguars continued to work, picking their spots at the right time to do most of their damage. After a couple of walks, a two-run double