MARIANNA—Chipola’s Julio Carrion has been named NJCAA National Baseball Player of the Week. The sophomore infielder from Puerto Rico is batting .325 with five homeruns and 21 RBI.
The two-time defending national champion Indians opened the Panhandle Conference race with a four-game series sweep over Tallahassee. Chipola finished the series with an 11-1 run-rule win over Tallahassee on March 12. Chipola sent ten men to the plate in the second to knock out Tallahassee starter and losing pitcher Logan Lacey (1-1). By the time the inning was over, the Indians had a 6-0 lead. Four runs in the fifth put Chipola in position to end the game via the mercy rule.
Chipola beat Tallahassee three other times this week: 9-1, 2-0 and 3-2.
The Indians host Pensacola Thursday, March 14, at 5 p.m.; and again Tuesday, March 19, at 5 p.m. Chipola plays a double-header at Pensacola on Saturday, March 16.