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Wallace’s Andrew Sikes lets a pitch fly in the fifth inning of the Patriots 5-2 win over Bishop State in the first of two games at Wallace Saturday. -- Chris Wasson

Wallace, Bishop State split series

Published 8:34pm Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wallace Community College split a doubleheader against Bishop State College on a day where the weather played as big a role as the players.

The Patriots took the first game 5-2, but in the middle of the sixth inning, right after WCCS took the lead 4-2 off a 2 RBI double by Dion Duncan, the game was delayed by tornado warnings that rang through Dallas County.

After a quick break the two squads picked back up and the Patriots were able to tack on another run to win the first game.

Zeke Reardon pitched the final three, picking up the win for the Patriots.

The nightcap of the two games wasn’t as good for WCCS. Bishop State scored four runs in the first and seventh inning en-route to an 11-1 win.

“We had a good chance to take two games here today and we couldn’t make it happen,” Wallace head coach Frank Elliott said. “We made a lot of unforced errors and our outfield play was terrible.”

Duncan scored the only run for the Patriots after a single and a stolen base and was driven in by Todd Burkett.

“Every team in this league is tough,” Elliott said. “We are continuously trying to build this program at Wallace. Right now we are trying to play a lot of players so we can build.

“This team only has three sophomores starting, but that should not matter at this time in the year. They should all be playing like sophomores now and we’re not.”

The Patriots will continue their region play at home Tuesday when they take on Lurleen B. Wallace Community College at Bloch Park at 4 p.m.

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