Wallace sweeps in first wins

Published 11:55 pm Monday, February 20, 2012

Wallace’s Charley Leon slides at home plate against the Falkner University Eagles. -- Robert Hudson

Great offense early and strong pitching down the stretch were key, as the Wallace Community College-Selma Patriots swept the Falkner University Eagles JV 10-6, 14-0 in a doubleheader Monday at Bloch Park, capturing their first two wins of the season.

Frank Elliott, head baseball coach of the Patriots (2-5), said things are starting to come together for his team offensively.

“Pieces of the puzzle are kind of coming together for us,” Elliott said. “The one-hole hitter, Todd (Burkett), he was our leadoff guy last year and it seems like he’s kind of going to ease back in that spot. Brent McFarland the freshman has really come on for us. Three-hole hitter, Trevor (Carnahan), he’s starting to hit the ball, too. For everybody, hitting is kind of coming around a little bit more for us, but we have went triple time on the hitting to make it a little bit better.”

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The Patriots got off to a hot start in game one, as Carnahan hit a shot to the wall that scored McFarland and Burkett from second and third, and netted Carnahan a double, putting Wallace up 2-0 in the bottom of the first.