Starting for the first time in the FCSAA Tournament, in the if necessary championship game, D.R. Meadows played left field and batted ninth for the Chipola Indians. D.R. went 1-for-2 reaching base three times highlighted by his first extra-base hit of his freshman season, an opposite field double to right in the second inning. He drew third inning walk and was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning. Meadows also lined out to right in the sixth forcing Jose Cadenas to make the catch, coming in, on his knees. Watch a free replay of the game
Max Guzman, the FCSAA Tourney’s MVP, hit a three-run homer to left in the first inning and the Pitcher of the Tournament, Phillip Sanderson, threw his second complete game of the week. He tossed nine innings of three-hit shutout ball with six strikeouts and two walks as Chipola blanked Hillsborough 5-0 to earn a chance to defend it’s national championship at the NJCAA National Tournament in Grand Junction, Colorado from May 26-June 1 or 2.
D.R. went 2-for-3 in the state tournament including his ninth inning walk-off game-winning hit in the tourney’s only one-run game- a 9-8 victory over Sante Fe College. He will take a .274 batting average to his first national juco tournament with 8 RBI, 15 runs scored, 9 walks and 15 strikeouts. D.R. Meadows Page