Stillman College Sweep Morehouse 5-0 and 6-2
Stillman College baseball team handed first year coach, Terrance Whittle his first victory as head of the Stillman baseball program. The Tigers of Stillman shut-out the Morehouse Maroon Tigers 5-0 behind a super pitching performance from Shawn Vowell.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Morehouse dugout shouted jeers towards Vowell on the mound. His cheeks became flushed and the six foot five inch 200 pound right hander from Birmingham took the jeers personally.
In both the sixth and seventh inning Vowell threw harder than he had in the first inning. After putting a stop to a Morehouse rally in the sixth inning, Vowell stormed off the mound and shouted towards the Morehouse dugout, “Y’all can keep that shit.”
Offensively, Stillman was lead by Anthony Rosario, who walked and scored on a double steal in the second inning. In the third inning Rosario, a senior infielder from Brooklyn, New York stroked a double to left center to drive in a run. He would later score, sending Stillman up 3-0.
In the sixth inning, Darshon Broadwater a six foot two inch, 200 pound outfielder from North Augusta, South Carolina hit a two run homer over the fence in right center. Broadwater was all smiles after circling the bases. He had cleared compliance earlier in the day and was making his first appearance in a Stillman uniform.
Coach Whittle’s team came into this game winless after their first five games. In those games, the Stillman defense had committed numerous errors that led to those defeats. Whittle said he was pleased with the defensive play of his team.
“We looked liked a different team out there today,” Whittle said.
“I like the fact that Vowell did not walk any batters and he kept his pitches around the strike zone,” Whittle said.
Morehouse dropped to four and six on the year. First year coach Tony Grissom said he was pleased with the performance of his club.
“The main thing is we have to continue to get better,” Grissom said.
In the second game Stillman banged out a 6-2 victory behind strong pitching and another homer from Darshon Broadwater.
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