After two days of delays from wet field conditions, the Northeast Texas Community College Eagle Baseball (15-23, 8-14) team took on Paris Junior College (21-25, 6-16) in a double header April 20. The Eagles won game one 7-0 and took down Paris 11-3 in game two of the day.
Jordan Martinez (Texas Southern University commit) threw a shutout to lead NTCC past PJC 7-0. Martinez only surrendered five hits and struck out 12 to continue his dominance on the mound for the Eagles.
NTCC got on the board first in the third inning when John Michael Russ singled to plate Michael Bernhardt who had singled earlier in the inning. Andy Deleon started a three run fifth inning when he led off with a solo homerun to left field.
The Eagles scored three runs in the sixth inning when Matt Scheurich had a three RBI blast to left field. NTCC racked up 10 hits total, with Russ and Isaac Rivera having multiple hits for the Eagles. Russ went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead NTCC in hits.
Game two of the day saw the Eagles pick up where they left off scoring in the first inning and never looking back in the 11-3 victory.
Brian Juarez had the hot hand on Saturday, tallying four hits and leading NTCC.
Juarez singled in the second, singled in the fourth, doubled in the fifth, and homered in the sixth. PJC scored three runs in the fifth inning, but the Eagles settled down to pull out the victory. NTCC scored four runs in the fourth inning. The offensive effort was led by Isaac Rivera, Cody Cleveland, and John Michael Russ, all driving in runs in the frame.
Garrett Chappell started and took the victory for NTCC in game two. Chappell allowed four hits and three runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Jackson Rutledge and Javan Smitherman entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
NTCC tallied eight hits in game two. Juarez and Rivera each had multiple hits for the Eagles. Juarez went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the team in hits.
Eagles baseball splits at home against Panola
The Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball team (13-23, 7-14) continued a three-game series against Panola College (29-11, 14-7) a week earlier with a doubleheader at home. Fresh off a win at Panola, the Eagles managed to split the for the day, winning game two 9-3 and dropping game three 12-11.
Panola kicked off scoring in game two, scoring one in the first inning. NTCC answered with a single by Matt Scheurich, a double by Isaac Rivera, and a single by Michael Bernhardt in the bottom of the first inning to give the Eagles a 4-1 lead.
After Panola hit back-to-back solo homeruns in the third, Scheurich came out dominant for the Eagles with a homerun to right center field. NTCC added two more runs in the inning to increase the lead to 7-3 and never looked back. The Eagles added the final two runs in the bottom of the six when John Michael Russ scored on a wild pitch and Jonathan Carrillo scored on a single by Jake Chapman.
NTCC tallied 11 hits in the game. Rivera, Cody Cleveland, Chapman, and Scheurich all managed multiple hits for the Eagles. Rivera went 3-4 at the plate to lead NTCC in hits.
Chandler Mauldin got the win for NTCC, pitching seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out six and walking one. Tyler Davis started the game for Panola College. He allowed four hits and four runs over one inning, striking out one.
The Eagles fell behind early in game three and were unable to catch up, despite a strong offensive effort. Going to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, the Eagles were down by five runs. Back-to-back walks, followed by back-to-back errors by Panola, a groundout by Russ and a single by Jonathon Carrillo put four more on the board for the Eagles, but they were unable to pull off the comeback. Brian Juarez, Andy DeLeon, Russ, and Carrillo each drove in runs during the ninth inning rally.
The final score was 12-11 in favor of Panola. Trey Lindsey toed the rubber for Panola going six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out five. Tyler Navarro was on the mound for NTCC in game three of the series. He surrendered six runs on eight hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out two. Javan Smitherman, Mikel Howell, and Garrett Chappell each contributed in relief for NTCC.
The Eagles scattered 13 hits in the game. Carrillo, Isaac Rivera, and Russ all collected multiple hits for NTCC Eagles Varsity. Carrillo went 3-6 at the plate to lead NTCC in hits.
Eagles baseball splits at home against Panola
Jordan Martinez followed his seven for eight performance at the plate in the last two outings with a dominate showing on the mound April 11 for Northeast Texas Community College baseball (12-22, 6-13). He allowed only two hits and zero runs while striking out five to beat Panola College (28-10, 13-6) by a score of 10-0.
NTCC scored in the first inning and never looked back. Cody Cleveland opened the game with a triple and then scored when John Michael Russ drove him in when he singled to center. NTCC tacked on three more runs in the third inning, bringing the score to 4-0.
The Eagles offense scored four runs in the fourth inning. NTCC’s big bats were led by Russ, Jonathon Carrillo, and Isaac Rivera, all driving in runs in the inning to increase the Eagle lead to 8-0. NTCC added one run in the sixth and one in the seventh inning to bring the final to 10-0.
Jarret Whorff led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Panola College. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing nine hits and eight runs while striking out six. Garrett Hermes came in and threw three and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
NTCC totaled 14 hits on the day. Cleveland, Carrillo, Rivera, Russ, and John Pron each managed multiple hits for the Eagles. Russ, Rivera, Carrillo, and Cleveland each collected three hits to lead the Eagles on offense. NTCC was sharp on the day behind Martinez, playing error free ball in game one of the three game series.
NTCC baseball dominates against Carl Albert State College
The Northeast Texas Community College Eagles baseball team dominated early and took care of Carl Albert State College by a score of 18-1 April 9 at home. Jordan Martinez, a Texas Southern University commit, remained hot at the plate following his 4-4 performance on Sunday, going 3-4 with a double and two singles with four runs batted in.
NTCC got things started in the first inning scoring two runs with two outs to set the tone for the day. The Eagles would score two more runs in the second and then exploding for nine runs in the third.
Jake Chapman, Andy DeLeon, Matt Scheurich, and Martinez each had RBIs in the big inning. Jackson Rutledge led the NTCC to victory on the hill. He went six innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four. Hayden Shaddox threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Dylan Kuester took the loss for Carl Albert; he lasted two innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out one.
The Eagles offense slugged two home runs on the day. Jonathon Carrillo went yard in the sixth inning. Chapman had a dinger in the third inning. NTCC tallied 16 hits on the day. John Russ, Martinez, Cody Cleveland, Isaac Rivera, and Scheurich each managed multiple hits for the Eagles. Martinez and Russ each collected three hits to lead NTCC past Carl Albert.