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March 15, 2014

Baseball: Mortimer Jordan sweeps doubleheader over Dora

KIMBERLY — Mortimer Jordan prevailed in both ends of a baseball doubleheader over Dora, but had to work eight innings to get the victory in the nightcap.

The Blue Devils took the first game 7-0, but had to stage a major comeback to win the second game 7-6 in extras.

In the opener, starter Justin Folse (2-2) got the win with five strikeouts and just one hit over five innings. Andrew Warren gave up one other hit and struck out two in two innings of relief.

Folse was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and a double, driving in one run and scoring one. Nathan Stover was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, and Brandon Couch was also 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Cody Thomas went the distance for the loss for the Bulldogs, despite tallying five strikeouts.

In the closing game, Dora put up three runs in the first and the third, chasing Devils starting pitcher Dylan Burgett off the mound with two outs in the third. But Stover (4-1) came in to get the W in relief, fanning seven Bulldogs and allowing just one hit in 5-1/3 innings.

Jordan got the win in the eighth when Wes Crawford got a two-out base on balls, Couch reached on a hit-by-pitch, then Taylor Goodwin's hit to center field drove home the winning run.

Goodwin was 2-for-2 with a double, and reached twice when hit by pitches. Couch was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored; he was also plunked by pitches twice. Warren and Garrett Davis were each 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Dakota Weldon had a two-run single for Dora. Devan Thomas took the loss on the mound, taking over for Noah Hester to start the fifth inning.

The Blue Devils improve their record to 17-8.

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