Hurricanes face off against Chowan

Published 11:17 am Friday, September 22, 2017

Paul D. Camp Community College’s Hurricanes baseball team played their second scrimmage game of the fall semester against Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, on Wednesday.

No scores were recorded, as the game was arranged solely for the coaches of both teams to evaluate the performance of their players. Though Chowan University invited the Hurricanes to face off against their team for training purposes, Coach David Mitchell said that during an actual spring season, Paul D. Camp and Chowan would be in different collegiate athletic divisions.

“Chowan is a four-year, NCAA D2 program; they are in a different division and conference,” Mitchell explained. “PDCCC is a two-year NJCAA D2 program.”

Mitchell said that highlights from the game included Caleb Dodge, Austin Younkins, Ty Johnson and Michael Portella showing quality at bats, with T.J. Hubbard and Dodge playing well defensively. Devin Sisson and Khairi “Squirt” Gunn also pitched well.

“It was a learning experience for our young team,” he added. “I am humbled that Chowan asked us to come down to play. They are a veteran and talented team. I look forward to our next game this Friday at Kings Fork versus Stratford University.”