While watching their nine-game conference winning streak get snapped late last week by Galveston College, Alvin Community College regrouped to top the Whitecaps by 4-3 and 5-2 scores to capture the three-game series between the Region XIV Baseball South Zone squads Saturday afternoon at Phillips Field.
The back-to-back closing victories helped Alvin (20-11 overall, 11-4) stay in a first-place tie with San Jacinto North in the south zone standings. However, the Gators are ineligible for postseason play this spring after being placed on one semester probation by the NJCAA back in December.
Galveston won the opener by a 6-5 count on Gustaf Wilson’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning on Thursday in Galveston. However, Kade Morris returned the walk-off favor the next day for ACC with the former Alvin Yellowjacket delivering a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth of Thursday’s first game here.
The Dolphins trailed 3-0 until the sixth when Morris’ single cut the gap to 3-1 and DeAndres Torres later followed with a single to score both Garret Poston and Morris, tying it at 3-3.
Javeon Cody (who drove in three runs in Thursday’s opener) reached on an infield single to third to lead the off the ACC ninth and advanced to second base on Micheal Zamora’s sacrifice bunt. After Poston drew a walk from Whitecaps’ reliever Jaycob Deese, Morris drilled the first pitch he saw into left field to drive in Cody with the game-winner.
Dolphins’ starter Kevin Roliard then turned in six solid innings on the hill to help the Dolphins claim the series finale. Alvin struck for a pair of runs in each of the first two frames with Torres blasting a two-run homer to right in the second.
ACC next plays San Jac in a three-game set later this week. The opener will be played Thursday in Houston at 4 p.m., while the final two games will be part of a double header, which starts at noon here on Saturday.