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PDC Hurricanes score first win in school’s history

HAMPTON

The Paul D. Camp Community College Hurricanes scored their first win in school history on Feb. 9, defeating Thomas Nelson Community College 9-1. The game was played at the War Memorial Stadium in Hampton.

According to PDCCC’s athletic director and head baseball coach, David Mitchell, Hurricanes pitcher Seth Konkel got the win on the mound, pitching 3.2 innings of relief. Konkel struck out eight batters and allowed one hit and one run.

Lokan Keheley also pitched 2.1 innings and Michael Portella pitched one inning. The Hurricane pitchers combined for a 1-hitter and struck out a total of 12 Gator batters.

Additional highlights from the game included PDC scoring three runs in the second inning, two runs in the fourth, and four runs in the seventh. TNCC also scored one run in the fourth inning.

Offensively, the Hurricanes were led by Paul Parker, who was 1-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Devin Sisson was 2-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Kyle Martin was 1-4 with one RBI. Black Rose was 1-3 with two RBIs and one run scored, and Jordan McCray was 1-4 with a double and two runs scored.

In addition to being the first the first win in the college’s history, it is also the school’s first of the season. The Hurricanes are now 1-4 overall, having lost to the Apprentice School on Feb. 7 and to Stratford University on Feb. 8. They also fell to Virginia Wesleyan’s JV team this past Saturday and to Bryant and Stratton College on Sunday.

Mitchell remarked to The Tidewater News last week that of the other games played so far this season, the Hurricanes, comprised of freshmen and sophomores, have been playing against more experienced college juniors and seniors. The Apprentice School, Bryant and Stratton and Stratford are all four-year institutions. Thomas Nelson is the first two-year institution comparable to Paul D. Camp that the Hurricanes have played this season.

Mitchell added that all 22 players on the Hurricanes’ roster have received playing time in the five games played so far.

Today, Feb. 17, the Hurricanes will again face Bryant and Stratton at 1 p.m., and will rematch the Thomas Nelson Gators on Sunday, Feb. 18, also at 1 p.m.

The Hurricanes are a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association – Region 10.