February 22, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

WADLEY, ALA. - The John A. Logan College baseball team was roughed up in a 15-3 loss to Dyersburg State, Tenn. Sunday afternoon.
 

The Vols finished 1-2 on their second weekend trip to Alabama and now stand 5-2 overall.

The Vols could only manage three hits on the day against winning pitcher Seth Birdsong. Sophomore shortstop Tyler Robertson had two of them and also scored two of the team's three runs. 

Sophomore third sacker Dougie Parks added a triple and run batted in. Freshman second baseman Lucas Larson also drove in a run.

JALC starting pitcher Patrick McBride (1-1) was tagged with the loss. He went three innings and surrendered five runs on seven hits. Only two of the runs, however were earned. The freshman struck out one and walked one.

Freshman Jerred Quartier worked two innings and gave up six runs (four earned) on seven hits. He fanned two and walked one. 

Freshman Noah Thornburg of Carbondale hurled the final two frames, allowing four earned runs on three hits. He struck out three and walked none.

Birdsong struck out seven and walked none in his eight innings of work for Dyersburg.

"Hopefully, we learned that we can't live off what we did the day before (15-9 win over Spartanburg Methodist)," said Vols head coach Jerry Halstead. "We have to show up every time out."

Logan returns to action at 2 p.m. Thursday against South Suburban College in a game scheduled for Rent One Park in Marion.