GC drops final tournament games
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at 2:15 PM
By The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast was throttled by three L.B. Wallace pitchers in a shutout loss on Saturday and then suffered its worst mound performance of the young season in a defeat to Chattahoochee Valley on Sunday.
The losses at Bill Frazier Field ended the Commodores Visit Panama City Beach Kevin Miller Tournament and produced their first two defeats of the season. Gulf Coast is 5-2, a scheduled game today at L.B. Wallace having been previously canceled.
The Commodores were limited to four hits by the trio of Garrett Hollinghead, Chapman Dean and Tony Kucera in a 6-0 loss to L.B. Wallace. Alec Wisely had a strong outing for Gulf Coast allowing five hits and only one unearned run through six innings.
Wisely struck out 11 and walked two, trailing 1-0 when leaving after six. Wallace scored five runs off relievers Ken Adair and Charlie Greenich to break open the game. Matthew Jones had four hits, scored three runs and drove in a run for the Saints. Chauncey Callier added a three-run home run and Matthew Christian had three hits.
Jeffrey Omohundro managed two of Gulf Coast's four hits. The Commodores also committed three errors.
Chattahoochee Valley strafed four Gulf Coast pitchers for 16 hits in a 10-6 decision on Sunday. Starter Alec Aleywine took the loss with another sketchy performance in the field making half of his six runs allowed unearned. The Commodores committed six errors, all of them in the infield.
Chattahoochee took control with a five-run second inning, and when Gulf Coast crept within 6-5 after five innings responded with three runs in the top of the sixth.
Eight players hit safely for the visitors with Tre Kirklin 4 for 6 with three runs batted in. Isaac Phillips added three hits and three RBIs.
Wisely and Aleywine each had two hits for the Commodores and Carnegy Calzado, Jackson Webb and Omohundro drove in runs.
Gulf Coast is idle until playing Miami Dade, St. John's River and Broward in single games from Friday through Sunday in Palatka.