Bulldogs’ Baseball Team Splits with Lamar Community College
By Fred Gray
The Clarendon College baseball team splits double header with Lamar Community College this past Sunday, February 24. The Bulldogs won the first game, 7–6, before falling the in the second game, 1-12.
First year baseball coach Devin McIntosh, said that relief pitcher Craig Snook, a recent transfer from Abilene Christian University closed out the final two innings of the game one win and pitched every well. Snook, a sophomore from Houston, allowed only one run to score in the final two innings, to get the save.
Jacob Gosselin-Deschesnes, the sophomore pitcher from Quebec, started the game. Coach McIntosh said of Gosselin’s performance, “Jacob is a mature pitcher who manages the game well, and was effective even though he didn’t have his best stuff.”
McIntosh also singled out the play of short-stop Gallie Cribbs, Jr., a sophomore from Sugar Land, Texas. He said, “Gallie got a couple of extra-base hits and stole a couple of bases for us. He played hard and gave us the spark we needed.”
In describing this year’s team, Coach McIntosh said that this year’s roster has had a lot of turnover, with a lot of freshman and sophomore transfers. It will take them a while to mesh and learn to play together, but he is confident that they will prove to be a good team. The Bulldogs are young and inexperienced on the mound, and could be a little inconsistent. Overall, the kids play hard, and don’t give up when they are playing from behind.
The Bulldogs host Vernon College for a 9 inning game on Wednesday, February 27.
On Friday, March 1, and Saturday, New Mexico Junior College comes to town for two double headers. The games will start at 12:00 PM.