After a much needed bye week and 6 day layoff, the Pirates went back into non-conference action in Tifton, Georgia as they took on the homestanding Stallions of Abraham Baldwin. The rest certainly appeared to do the Pirate bats well, as they posted 14 hits and 11 runs in the road victory.
Chandler Newman toed the mound for CVCC and was sharp in his 3 innings of work. Although he allowed 4 runs (2 earned), he pounded the strike zone and gave the CVCC offense a chance to score runs.
After falling behind 3-0 in the 2nd, the Pirates responded with a 6 run 3rd inning to take the lead for good, with all of the damage coming with 2 outs in the inning. With Jayson Cook reaching on a walk and a John Devine single, Jaylen Smith loaded the bases with a walk of his own. Fuzzy Furr delivered a 2 run single, with Jon Foster, Carson Hughes, AJ Willoughby and Cook all following him up with run scoring basehits of their own to give Newman a 6-2 lead.
The Stallions responded with a single run in the 3rd to cut into the Pirate lead, making it 6-4, but it was all CVCC all the time the rest of the way, as the bullpen was near perfect and the offense added 5 more runs.
Parker Boyle tossed a 1-2-3 4th inning and the CV hitters unloaded again for another big inning, this time putting 5 runs on the board. Three consecutive singles to start the frame by Hughes, Willoughby and Isaac Phillips set the table for a Kurt Ornowski 3 run double to highlight the inning.
Up 11-4, it was bullpen by committee the rest of the way. Charles Crosby tossed the 5th, striking out 2 Stallions, while Hayden Siniard was perfect in the 6th, adding 2 more punchouts to the box score.
Sawyer Steele took over in the 7th with another 1-2-3 inning. The only blemish was in the 8th, as Tyler Elkins allowed 2 ABAC runs on 3 hits and a walk, but JD Brown shut things down with a strikeout and a pop up to end the threat.
Garrett Fowler closed things out in the 9th, when after allowing 2 infield singles, got a ground ball and struck out the final 2 batters to preserve the 11-6 win for Chatt Valley.
The Pirates would return to conference action on the weekend with a huge series against Wallace-Dothan.