2018 Spring Season
Chipola opens FCSAA Tourney with a long, wild win
The Chipola Indians first game in the FCSAA tourney was a 4 hour and fifteen minute journey which featured plenty of walks, hits and runs and a Chipola 11-8 victory over Miami Dade..
The Indians, who trailed 4-0 after the top of the first inning, rallied and took a 9-4 lead after four frames. However, Miami Dade scored four in the fifth to make it a one-run game at 9-8 Indians.
Chipola scored two runs in the sixth to push the advantage to 11-8.
In the top of the ninth the Sharks loaded the bases with two outs and the Indians brought left fielder Jared Howell to the mound to earn his ninth save. Howell struck out a batter on a 2-2 pitch swinging to end the game.
D.R. Meadows, who is Howell’s roommate, took over in left field and was on the field for the post game celebration.
Chipola will play Sante Fe College on Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT. Sante Fe defeated Hillsborough Community College 9-1.
Other scores from day one:
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 6, Tallahassee Community College 2
Pasco-Hernando State College 8, Wake Technical Community College 7
Broward College 9, College of Central Florida 5
D.R. scores twice in Chipola’s one-run win
D.R. Meadows reached base twice and score to runs in Chipola’s 10-9 come-from-behind victory at Gulf Coast State College. The Indians trailed 7-0 after after six innings. Chipola scored two runs in the seventh inning, five in the eighth and three more in the ninth.
The victory stopped Chipola’s first two game losing streak of the season. The Indians are 38-12 with four regular season games remaining. Last year’s national championship Chipola team went 40-8.
Meadows reached base on a fielders choice and a walk and scored the Indians eighth run in the ninth inning. D.R. has scored 15 runs in 29 games. He is batting .268 with a .369 on base percentage. Meadows has driven 6 runs and stolen 1 base.
Meadows singles in a pair of second inning runs
D.R. Meadows came to the plate in the second inning of a home game against Gulf Coast State College and singled in a pair of runs to put Chipola up 2-1. However, GCSC rallied from a 4-3 deficit by scoring thee runs in the eight and two more in the ninth in an 8-5 win over Chipola.
Meadows went 1-for-3 playing left field and batting ninth in the Indian lineup. On defense he caught one fly ball. D.R. is batting .273. He is 15-for-55 in his freshman season with 13 runs scored, 6 RBI, 7 walks and 15 strikeouts. His on base average is .365.
D.R. and Chipola win the Panhandle Conference Championship
The first step for the Chipola Indians to defend their national championship was to win the Panhandle Conference Championship and the Indians did so with a 10-5 win at Pensacola State College.
The Indians improved to 35-10 and their 15-4 conference record is 4 1/2 games better than 11-9 Tallahassee Community College.
Meadows got to swing the stick once in the game. He inherited a 1-1 count and wound up striking out.D.R. is batting .292 (14-for-48) with 13 runs scored, 4 RBI’s, 6 walks and 14 strike outs.
Meadows strands the bases loaded in the 9th inning
D.R. Meadows entered Chipola’s home game against Tallahassee Community College, as a pitcher, in the top of the ninth inning with a runner on second base and one out. Catcher Max Guzman threw out the base runner, who was trying to steal third for the second out. A walk, a single and a second walk loaded the bases and then Meadows ended the inning scooping up a grounder near the mound. Tallahassee took the game 4-1.
Meadows has worked 4 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs on four hits. He has struck out nine batters and walked three. His ERA is 3.86.
D.R. pitches a clean inning in Chipola’s conference victory
D.R. Meadows was one of six pitchers Chipola used in the Indians 12-6 home win over Northwest Florida State. Meadows pitched in both the sixth and seventh innings and retired the Raiders three-up, three down with a strikeout.
Chipola is 29-9 overall and the Indians lead the Panhandle Conference standings by two games with a 9-3 record.
Meadows has pitched four innings and allowed two earned runs on four base hits. He has struck out nine batters and walked only one. His strikeouts per nine innings is 20.25 overall and 18.00 in conference play. His ERA is 4.50.
Meadows KO’s the side to end Chipola’s 17-0 win at Pensacola State
In his third trip to the mound D.R. Meadows struck out the side, in the fifth inning, to end Chipola’s 17-0 conference win at Pensacola State. The Indians lead the Panhandle Conference with a 4-1 record. Gulf Coast State is 6-3 and the other three schools are all under .500 including Pensacola which is 3-6.
Meadows has now struck out eight of the 13 batters he has faced in his three innings of work while walking only one. He also struck out three batters in one frame while allowing a hit at Gordon State. His strikeout per nine innings numbers are off the charts. Overall he is striking out 24 batters per nine innings and 27 in conference action.
D.R.’s ERA is 6.00 and teams are hitting .308 against him.
D.R. manufactures a run in Chipola’s 4-2 conference win over Tallahassee
D.R. Meadows and the Chipola Indians opened up conference play with a pair of home wins over Tallahassee on Wednesday and Thursday. Meadows did not play in the 9-1 win on Wednesday. However, he did enter the Thursday game in the third inning- a 4-1 Chipola victory- and he manufactured the Indians’ fourth run.
After striking out swinging on a 3-2 to pitch to open up the bottom of the fourth. Meadows walked to lead off the seventh inning. D.R. advanced to second and third without the benefit of a hit and scored on a pass ball to put Chipola up 4-2. D.R. also laid down a successful sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning which moved a runner from first to second base. On defense Meadows caught three fly balls in right field.
After his 0-for-1 game Meadows is 14-for-46 and is hitting .304 with a .396 on base average. He has scored 13 runs and driven in four with 6 walks and 13 strikeouts.
Defensively, Meadows has had 25 opportunities and has 22 put outs and 3 assists and no errors giving him a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Meadows starts a double play and strokes a hit in Chipola’s 13-0 win
For the first time in his junior college career D.R. Meadows played a position which he played while he was a Toombs County Bulldog. Normally, in high school D.R. was the starting shortstop when he wasn’t pitching. Occasionally, he would play either second or third base. In his first 17 games with the Chipola Indians Meadows has started in left and right field and at first base plus he has pitched in relief.
In the second game of a doubleheader against Grand Rapids he finally got to play in the middle of the infield. D.R. entered the game in the third inning taking over at second base. In his first at bat he singled to right field. In his second trip to the plate he grounded out to short. In his first defensive opportunity, in the sixth, he fielded a grounder and started a 4-6-3 double play. This was the second double play he has been apart of at Chipola.
On defense D.R. has had 22 total chances. He has 19 put outs, 3 assists and no errors.
Meadows 1-for-2 day at the plate raised his batting average to .311 and his on base percentage to .392. He is 14-for-45 with 12 runs scored, 5 RBI, 5 walks and 12 strikeouts.
D.R. pitches an inning and swings the stick
In a home doubleheader against two different teams D.R. Meadows pitched an inning in one game and was a pinch hitter in the second game.
Meadows pitched his second collegiate inning against Wallace-Dothan. D.R. threw the seventh inning in Chipola’s 6-4 win. Will Baker (freshman from Enterprise, AL) greeted him hitting a 1-1 pitch to right for a single. He struck out Ryan Leno (freshman from Panama City) on a 1-2 pitching swinging for the first out. Next on a full count pitch he KO’ed Nick Lewis (sophomore from Troy, Al), who looked at strike three.
Meadows fell behind 2-0 to switch hitter Oraj Anu (freshman from Orlando) and yielded a two- run homer to right field. Anu leads his team in homers with four. He hit two home runs on February 6- one in each game of a home doubleheader against ABAC and he sent a pitch over the fence on February 24 at Pensacola State..
D.R. walked Tanner Frabott (sophomore from Umatilla, Fl) on four pitches and Brandon Dorsey (freshman from Mount Airy, MD) singled to center on a 2-2 pitch and then D.R. ended the game when Eric Rodriquez (sophomore from Canovanas, Puerto Rico) grounded out to third base.
Meadows pitched on inning and gave up three hits and two earned runs with two strikeouts and one walk. In his two innings of pitching D.R. has allowed four hits and two earned runs with five strikeouts and one walk. His ERA is 9.00. However, his strikeout rate for nine innings is an amazing 22.50.
In Chipola’s 14-3 victory over Grand Rapids D.R. entered the game in the second and struck out swinging to lead off the fourth inning.
Meadows is batting .302 with a .388 on base percentage. He has scored 12 runs, driven in 4 with 5 walks and 12 strikeouts.
Meadows moves into the leadoff position
While he was a Toombs County Bulldog D.R. Meadows was the leadoff hitter for a majority of his career. In a game in Palatka, Florida he batted first for the first time in his college career.
Meadows made contact in four of his five at bats, but he didn’t have a hit in Chipola ‘s 9-6 win over Hillsborough Community College.
The 0-for-5 dropped D.R.’s batting average to .310 with a .396 on base average. Meadows has scored 12 runs and driven in four with 5 walks and 11 strikeouts.
Chipola is 12-6 overall.
Meadows singles and scores in Chipola’s extra inning loss
The Chipola Indians scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie a high scoring game with 29 total hits. However, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota scored three runs in the top of the eighth to win the extra inning game 13-10.
D.R. Meadows went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a strikeout to extend his hitting streak to three games and he has had at least one hit in eight of his last nine games.
Meadows is 13-for-37 and is batting .351 with 12 runs scored, 5 RBI, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts.
D.R. helps Chipola score in 11-0 victory
Every good offensive lineup needs a table-setting hitter in the 9-hole. That’s what D.R. Meadows did batting ninth in Chipola’s 11-0 win at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Meadows went 2-for-4 and scored three runs and drove in two and accounted for 45% of Chipola’s runs scored in the non-conference game. D.R. also reached base on an error by the second baseman. Meadows raised his batting average to .353 (12-for-34) and pushed his on base percentage up to .450. D.R. has the second highest batting average and OBA on the team.
D.R. has scored 11 runs with 4 RBI, 5 walks and 9 strikeouts.
Meadows strokes his 10th hit and scores twice
It only took D.R. Meadows 11 games and 29 at bats to stroke the 10th hit of his Chipola career. Meadows singled to left in his first at bat against Columbia State (Tennessee) and scored. He was also hit by a pitch and scored and then in his third plate appearance he grounded out.
Jared Howell, Meadows’s roommate, hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to put Chipola up 8-7. However, Columbia rallied against Howell and Connor Kehl (relief pitchers) and scored three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to take the seven inning game 12-8. Chipola has a 10-4 record in the non-conference part of the schedule.
Meadows raised both his batting average and his on base percentage with his 1-for-2. His average rose 12 points and is back to his season high which is .333. His OBA improved by 20 points to .444, which is now second best on the team among those with 10 or more at bats.
D.R. is 10-for-30 with 8 runs scored, 3 RBI, 5 walks and 8 strikeouts.
Defensively, playing left field and first base, Meadows has 15 put outs and 1 assist with no errors. He has been a part of one double play.
D.R. walks and scores in Chipola’s shutout victory
D.R. Meadows five-game hitting streak came to an end after going 0-1 in Chipola’s 6-0 home win over Gordon State (Barnesville, Ga.). However, the freshman raised his on base percentage by walking and he also scored a run while striking out once. His OBA rose from .419 to .424- third best on the team.
Meadows is batting .321 in 10 games and 34 plate appearances. He is 9-for-28 with 6 runs scored, 3 RBI, 5 walks and 8 strikeouts.
Meadows bunts in a run
In a game which featured 27 strikeouts, 17 by two Chipola pitchers and 10 by three from Gordon State (Barnesville, Ga.). D.R. Meadows was able to extend his hitting streak to five games despite striking out twice himself.
Meadows laid down a perfect bunt to drive in a run and he wound up at second base. D.R. also walked and caught a fly ball in left field in Chipola ‘ s 7-1 win.
D.R. is still batting .333 (9-for-27) with 5 runs scored, 3 RBI, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.
His on base percentage is .419.
Meadows extends his hitting streak to 4 games in change-of-plans weekend
The Chipola Indians were suppose to spend the second weekend of February in Texas. However, rain out west forced a change in plans. So, the Indians stayed in Florida and picked up four games- one at home and three down the road. D.R. Meadows played in three of the four games and went a combined 5-for-13 (.385) to extend is hitting streak to four games and improve his batting average to .333 (8-for-24) with two runs batted in and five scored. Meadows, who has walked three times and struck out on five trips to the plate, has a .407 on base percentage.
In a 4-3 11 inning home loss to Wallace-Dothan, Meadows went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout. He batted seventh and played left field and caught two fly balls.
In an 18-5 win at St. Petersburg in which the Indians scored 10 runs in the fourth inning, D.R. went 3-for-6 with three runs scored, a RBI and a strike out. He batted seventh and played first base and was credited with four putouts.
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In a 8-3 victory at Palm Beach State College, D.R. was back in left field and batting seventh and he went 1-for-4 with a RBI single to left field. He walked once and caught one fly ball.
Meadows has his first multi-hit game
The 3,4,5 and 6 hitters in the Chipola lineup all stroked two hits in the Indians’ 12-3 home win over Walters State (Tennessee). The four hitters drove in a combined six runs and scored seven.
For the first time in his junior college career D.R. Meadows had a multi-hit game going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Meadows, batting sixth, smacked a pair of singles down the third base line. He scored a run in the fifth inning on a pass ball which put Chipola up 5-1.
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D.R., making his third start of his juco career, began the game at first base and then moved to left field where has been playing. Meadows was credited with seven putouts in the seven-inning game.
In a second game, Chipola rallied from a 6-4 deficit with a six run fifth inning to defeat Shelton State 10-6. The Indians are off to a 5-1 start.
Meadows is now 3-for-10 and batting .300 with two runs scored, a walk and three strike outs.
D.R. strokes his 1st Chipola regular season hit and scores his 1st run
D.R. strokes his 1st Chipola regular season hit and scores his 1st run
Starting his second straight game in left field, D.R. Meadows went 1-for-3 at the plate with a sacrifice bunt and a run scored- all were first’s for the freshman playing in his third game. Chipola defeated Shelton State (Tuscaloosa, AL) 6-3 to go 3-0 on the season.
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In left field Meadows caught one fly ball. For the season Meadows is 1-for-7 with a run scored and three strikeouts.
D.R. starts his first collegiate game
D.R. Meadows and his Chipola Indians opened their 2018 season with a pair of win over two junior colleges from Alabama.
In the first game D.R. entered the game in the top of the 7th and took over in left field. He went 0-for-1 taking a strike 3 which he thought was out of the zone.
In the second game he started in left field and made the best defensive play of the game. On a base hit to left, Meadows charged the ball and threw out a runner at home plate, with a perfect throw, when Chipola was down 2-0.
At the plate Meadows went 0-for-3 hitting two balls in the air to first and right field and he struck out looking.
In addition to the two season-opening games, Chipola celebrated Alumni Weekend. The 2017 Chipola team received their NJCAA National Championship rings and many of the former Indians, who are playing professional ball returned including Jose Bautista, who with the Toronto Blue Jays has led the major leagues in home runs twice and he been named to the AL All-star team six times.
2017 Fall Season
September 17- D.R. Meadows played right field and reached on a fielder’s choice in Chipola’s 6-0 win over ABAC in the Chipola Fall Classic. Video on Facebook