HOUSTON, Texas – Blinn College baseball might have gotten outhit by South Suburban College March 11 but the Buccaneers did enough with their chances to pull out a 4-2 victory on the campus of San Jacinto College in Houston.
"We just kept talking to the kids that it is not about how much you do but when you do it," said Blinn head coach Harvey McIntyre. "We did just enough to get the win."
Cullen Jozwiak had two of the five hits for Blinn with a single and a double while Jose Reyes and Conner Smith each had an RBI in the victory. Justin Penney picked up the win for the Buccaneers as Blinn pitched a total of five pitchers in the victory.
Blinn got the scoring going early on as Jozwiak got it going with a one-out double and then Jager Toffan was hit by a pitch two batters later to get two on. Both Jozwiak and Toffan scored on a South Suburban error for a 2-0 lead after one.
South Suburban did get a run back in the second inning but Blinn was able to regain its two-run lead in the bottom half. Stephen Stuart was able to reach on an error and then Reyes made the score 3-1 after a ground out to score Stuart.
South Suburban again got within a run in the fifth inning with a single run to make the score 3-2 but Blinn again would create a little distance.
With two outs in the eighth Ben Upton was able to draw a walk and then came around to score on a double by Smith to right for a 4-2 lead. The score would remain at 4-2 as Blinn improved it record to 14-8 overall and are 5-7 in conference.
Blinn will get back to conference play as it hosts Laredo Community College March 13 for a double-header that starts at 4 p.m.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate since 1903 and captured 30 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence.
As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.
For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.