State Baseball Playoffs: Cordova's season ends at Winfield
by Johnathan Bentley
Apr 27, 2014 | 1246 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cordova’s baseball season came to an end at Winfield on Saturday as the Pirates closed out their Class 3A second-round playoff series with a 4-2 victory.

The Blue Devils, who won Friday’s series opener, fell behind 2-1 after the first inning and were never able to mount a rally against Winfield’s Jacob Elkins, who scattered nine hits and one walk over seven innings to get the win.

Cordova got on the scoreboard in the first inning.

Cam Honeycutt and Clark Chance led off the game with a pair of singles. After a sacrifice bunt by Hunter Gilmore, Logan Shumate doubled to drive in Honeycutt.

Four walks and a single resulted in two runs for Winfield in the bottom of the first inning.

Bradford led off the game with a walk and Jenkins followed with a single.

After a pop fly for the first out, the next three Winfield players drew walks as the Pirates grabbed a 2-1 lead.

The Pirates added a third run in the second inning following singles by Timothy Bradford and Michael Jenkins and a walk to Elkins.

Cordova got out of the jam with a double play. The Blue Devils turned three double plays in the game.

The Blue Devils cut the gap to 3-2 in the third inning after singles by Shumate and Garrett Woods.

That would be as close as the Blue Devils got.

Shumate finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run for the Devils, Clark Chance was 2 for 4 and Jeffre Wingo was 2 for 3.

Chad Russell got the loss, giving up two runs in 1/3 innings. Jackson Kiser went the final 5 2/3, allowing two runs.

Cordova closes the season at 23-12 under first-year coach Mark Ragsdale while Winfield advances to play Piedmont in the third round.