MARIANNA, Fla. (March 10, 2020) – Dilan Lawson and three relievers combined on a five-hit shutout in Tallahassee Community College's 3-0 win at Chipola College in Tuesday's Panhandle Conference opener for both teams.
Tallahassee, now winners of eight straight, improved to 20-8 (1-0 PC).
Lawson (4-1) scattered four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out nine. Allen Roulette, Leighton Alley and Nolan Daniel held the Indians to just one hit and one walk over the final three innings.
Daniel struck out the side in the ninth, the last of 14 strikeouts for the quartet of Eagle hurlers, for his sixth save.
As it turned out, the Eagles got all the offense they needed in their first at-bat.
Trent Jeffcoat drew a leadoff walk. Andrew Fernandez followed suit two batters later to move Jeffcoat into scoring position. Following a strikeout of Orlando Adams, former Indian Julian Barcelo came through with a two-out single to right to score Jeffcoat.
Two runs in the third proved to be insurance. Spencer Hanson led off the inning with a single, advanced to third on a double by Fernandez then scored on a wild pitch. Fernandez eventually scored on a ground out by Stan King to complete the scoring.
Hanson had two of the Eagles' six hits.
The teams will play game two of their four-game series at 6 p.m. Thursday in Marianna.