The Jaguars allowed only one more Cobra past first base for the remainder of the game.
After starting the season 14-3, DACC has now dropped seven of its last 11. The rough stretch, however, has been against a tough Mid-West Athletic Conference.
“Some of the coaches were talking as we run across one another and when we talk on the phone, it’s probably the tightest it has been in my time here, and this is year 19,” Bunton said. “We think there are six teams that have a chance to be at the top of this league, and I think the standings prove it. I think this series proved it.
“I think it’s as competitive as it’s been from top to bottom. Now maybe there is no great team, but I do know that if you don’t play well you’re going to get beat. Just like in Game 1 today, we didn’t play good enough to win. Good baseball game, they played better. You can live with today’s Game 1 loss, though. Yesterday in Game 1, we made six errors and kicked it. We got beat in a pretty good game today.”
In the latest national poll which was released April 8, Heartland Community College (No. 8), DACC (No. 18), and Lincoln Land Community College (No. 19) all represented the M-WAC in the top 20.
“Winning Game 2 yesterday was big,” Frazier said. “It was a close one. We dropped the first game here, but coach said we’re playing good baseball; just keep at it. The ball is going to go our way at some point. It felt really good to get this win going into next week. We needed it.”
DACC is scheduled to play Olney Central College at home on Wednesday before traveling to Quincy for four games on Friday and Saturday against the John Wood Community College Trail Blazers (23-9, 11-5 in the league).