After going 0-for-2 in Game 1, DACC freshman outfielder Cody Frazier reached on a first-inning lead-off single in Game 2. He didn’t stop there. In the third inning, Frazier drew a two-out, four-pitch walk and scored on Barrientos’ two-out single to center.
Then with the game tied 1-1 in the fifth, Frazier crushed a two-run homer to left scoring Austin Calhoun who had just reached on a bunt single.
There was little doubt Frazier’s hit was going to leave the stadium.
“Yesterday, I knew that I had some good barrels but I wasn’t seeing that many fastballs,” Frazier said. “(Parkland pitcher Jordan Deal) threw me a fastball up and I didn’t think he would come back. I hadn’t seen back-to-back fastballs the whole series. I knew he had a good slider and not much of a change-up, so I just sat on it. The pitch looked pretty fat and I got a good piece of the bat on it.”
It didn’t take long for the ball to clear the wall, and the Jaguars (18-9 overall, 10-6 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference) swiped all of the momentum from the Cobras (18-13, 9-5). Barrientos also scored in the inning on Jeff Woods’ double to left-center. But to his credit, pitcher James Doubet might have started the momentum shift in the fourth inning.
Doubet inherited two runners when he entered the game and gave up a run-scoring single to center by David Hayes on his first pitch. He followed it with a six-pitch walk, but then got out of the bases-loaded jam with a strikeout and a pop up to second base.
Doubet picked up the win giving up only one hit, two walks, no runs, and striking out seven.