#TCCBaseball: Grimes powers Eagles past Pirates

Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland
Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland

PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – Behind a pair of home runs from Cyrus Grimes, Tallahassee Community College completed a four-game sweep of Pensacola State College on Tuesday with a 16-7 win over the Pirates in Panhandle Conference baseball action. 

Tallahassee (27-16, 8-8) has won seven of its last eight games to climb to .500 in PC play and kept pace with second-place Chipola College (11-5) in the league standings. 

The Eagles sent 12 men to the plate in the top of the first and raced to an 8-0 lead. They scored four more in the second and led 12-0 before the Pirates got on the board. 

Grimes hit the first of his homers, a solo shot, in the top of the 3rd. He led off the sixth with his second solo home run of the night and finished 3-for-4, scored four runs and drove in three. 

In between Grimes' homers, Cameron Wright smacked a two-run shot in the top of the fourth. 

Pensacola State hit four homers of its own, all off Tallahassee starter Leighton Alley, but they did little to put a significant dent in the Eagles' lead. 

Grimes finished 3-for-4, scored four runs and drove in three. Taylor Lomack went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Eric Hernandez was 2-for-5 with three RBIs. 

Collier Baggett (2-1) pitched the final four innings for the win. 

Tallahassee will host Chipola at 5 p.m. Friday.