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Baseball - Cavaliers survive and advance

05/08/18

Baseball - Cavaliers survive and advance

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College baseball team was six outs away from seeing its 2018 season come to an end when they entered the bottom of the eighth inning in the final of the best-of-three Region VI playoff series with Cloud County Community College. 

The Cavaliers trailed 12-10 when they came to the plate, and when the Thunderbirds finally got the third out, Johnson County held a five run advantage. JCCC plated seven runners in the eighth inning, and then shut down the Thunderbirds in the top of the ninth inning to punch their ticket to the Region VI/Central District Playoffs in Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita May 11-15. 

Sophomore outfielder Brian Sullivan had a single and two doubles and drove in three runs. Freshman first baseman Malik Williams ripped three singles and collected two RBI.  Sophomore outfielder Chaz Burgess and sophomore third baseman and team MVP Ty Herrenbruck each had two hits and drove in two to help power the Cavaliers to the win.

Cloud County gained the upper hand in the best of three series winning the opening game 10-4. Johnson County pulled the series even rolling to a 11-1 win in game two. The Cavaliers pounded out 14 hits that included a home run by Sullivan, a double and homer from Williams, two doubles from Burgess and a double from freshman catcher Reid Briney.  Williams led JCCC with three RBI in the game. 

Right-hander Zach Ebert held Cloud County to just four hits and struck out four to earn his eighth complete game of the season, tops in the conference. 

The Cavaliers will face Barton Community College on Friday, May 11 at 1 p.m., in the double elimination tournament. 

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.