MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest-Shoals Patriots baseball opened the week on February 21 as they hosted Freed-Hardeman University Junior Varsity and came away with a 10-4 win.
Alex Wilson homered for the Patriots in the fourth inning. A three-run fifth was highlighted by Garrett Day and Taylor Bush, who each drove in runs during the inning.
Cason Henry threw two innings, yielding one run with two strikeouts. Ethan Muncher, Cade Prestegard and Jacob Little each worked in relief to preserve the win.
The Patriots traveled to Bay Minette, Ala. for a Friday, February 24th, game against Coastal Alabama – South Community College. Coastal took game one 6-5.
The Patriots had a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning before Coastal scored twice in the bottom of the inning.
Bush homered for NWSCC in the second inning. Caleb Davis went 2-4 and Eli Gipson 2-5 to pace the Patriots’ offense.
On Saturday, the Patriots took the second game of the two-game series, 11-5.
Zach Hill went five innings for NWSCC, giving up nine hits and five runs. Muncher threw the final two innings to preserve the win. Bush went 2-4 with a home run to pace the NWSCC offense.
Before returning to the Shoals, the Patriots played one game against Chipola College in Bay Minette. The Patriots led 3-0 after four innings, but could not overcome a 10-run Chipola fifth inning. Chipola scored 15 runs on 13 hits, while the Patriots scored three times with only one hit, off the bat of Cole Strachan.
Bush was named ACCC Player of the Week on February 28. For the week, he had a batting average of .467, scored two runs, hit two homeruns, and drove in six runs.
Northwest-Shoals goes 2-2 for the week and are 5-11 on the season. They will host Calhoun Community College in an Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) matchup on March 9. The doubleheader is set to begin at 2 p.m.
For more information on Patriots baseball visit https://nwscc.edu/patriots-baseball/.
Written by: Michael Rice, NWSCC Sports Information Intern
About Northwest Shoals Community College:
Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to over 4,000 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, athletic and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.