Jameel Edney Sparks Bethune Cookman Wildcats Sweep Of NCCU

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He drives in 7 runs as B-CU wins 15-5 and 7-5

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jameel Edney drove in seven runs to lead Bethune-Cookman to a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of North Carolina Central at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Saturday.

Edney posted three doubles and six RBI in the opener as the Wildcats registered their highest offensive output of the season. In the nightcap, he tripled home the tying run and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as Bethune-Cookman scored five runs in the fourth and erased an early 4-0 deficit.

The Wildcats (13-6 overall, 3-2 MEAC) have now won five straight.

B-CU and North Carolina Central (9-10, 2-3) conclude the series Sunday at 1 p.m.

GAME ONE

After Anthony Maldonado got out of a potential jam with only one run of damage, the Wildcats answered with three runs in the bottom on the first and pulled away to a run-rule victory.

Edney doubled home two runs in the second, another in the third, two more in the fifth and then had a sacrifice fly in the seventh to complete his 4-4 game at the plate.

Jordan Stacy had three RBI, including a two-run homer in the eighth. Demetrius Sims and Kyle Corbin‘s back-to-back triples after the homer triggered the run rule.

Adonis Lao drove in two runs, while Austin Garcia, Stacy, Sims, Corbin and Trent Nash each had two hits in the Wildcats’ 16-hit attack.

Maldonado improved to 3-2 on the season, giving up one earned run and striking four.

GAME TWO

Down 4-0 and 5-1, the Wildcats used a bizarre fourth inning in which they capitalized on three Eagle errors to take a 6-5 lead.

Edney tripled home Josten Heron to tie it and scored on a passed ball to give Bethune-Cookman a 6-5 lead. Earlier, Stacy doubled home Sims, and scored along with Chase DeBonis on a throwing error.

Danny Rodriguez singled home Lao in the sixth for an insurance run.

Alex Herrera (2-1) picked up his second win of the week, while Ivan Countiho garnered the save for working the seventh.

Joseph Calamita worked one and two-thirds innings of no-hit relief.

Edney and Sims each had two hits, while Lao added a double.

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