All 3 Phases of Game Key Sweep of West Georgia Tech

The Chattahoochee Valley baseball team put together its two most complete games of the season, as offense, defense, and pitching contributed in a 3-0, 15-3 road sweep of West Georgia Technical College. 

Dustin Dunagan

Dustin Dunagan got the nod in game 1, as he collected his first win of the season after gathering 3 no decisions in his first 3 starts.  Dunagan tossed 4 2/3 innings while scattering 6 hits, striking out 3 and walking 1.  The CV offense struck early, as JD Perry and Tim Massengale led of the game with back to back singles.  A Martin Castro sacrifice bunt led to a Kendell Brinson sacrifice fly for a 1-0 Pirate lead. 

Dominique Smedley

The game remained that way until the top of the 7th when Cody Walker and Dominique Smedley got 2 huge 2 out singles to push the score to 3-0.  Matt Vollenweider came to close out the game in the 7th as he gathered his 3rd save of the year.  Both Walker and third baseman, Josh Sanders, had 2 hit games.  Additionally, the Pirate defense was perfect on the day as they made play after play behind the staff to keep the shutout in tact.

Will Thomas

Game 2 saw more solid pitching, flawless and defense and an offensive explosion to pace the 15-3 shelling of the Golden Knights.  CVCC once again, struck early, by plating 3 runs in the top of the first on a sac fly by Nick Jones and a 2 run double by Pat Olvaney.  The scoring for Chatt Valley came often as they put up 2 runs in the second, 3 in the third, 2 more in the fourth, and finally, 5 runs in the sixth to end the game via the 10 run mercy rule.  Freshman lefty, Will Thomas, earned his first career start, and tossed 3 innings of shut out baseball, surrendering only 1 hit and striking out 4. 

Offensively, Martin Castro continued his hot hitting with a 3-3 day with a double and 2 RBIs.  Catcher, Neal Chambless contributed to the offensive output, as he gathered 2 hits and drove in 2 runs of his own.  Freshman centerfielder, Luke Ewing, had a career day, as he was 3-3 with a double, and 3 RBIs.  The Pirates tallied 14 hits in the nightcap to West Georgia’s 3.

Neal Chambless

This was the final warm up game of the non-conference slate for CVCC, as they move into conference play on Thursday, March 1st, as they travel to Alex City, Alabama to take on Central Alabama in a 3:00 eastern start.  Stay tuned, though, as thunderstorms are predicted over the next 3-4 days and this could potentially affect re-secheduling.  The Pirates are now 13-9 on the year.