Eagles double up East Mississippi
From staff reports
March 22, 2001
SCOOBA Baseball coaches often talk about the importance of getting the timely hit.
Wednesday night, former Lamar School catcher Chris Knight came off the bench and did just that for Meridian Community College.
Knight's two-RBI single in the eighth inning broke open a close ballgame, as the Eagles went on to defeat the East Mississippi Community College Lions, 6-3.
Both teams ran out a total of nine pitchers on the night, including five appearances from the host Lions.
Curt McLellan came on to improve to 4-2. He pitched four innings, striking out six and yielding five hits.
The Eagles plated two runs in the top of the first to take the early lead. But the Lions came back and scored in their half of the first. Down 4-1 in the bottom of the third, Bill Baldner's bunch inched closer with another score.
Josh Buckley went 2-for-4 for the Lions with a run batted in and Ben Earnest was also 2-for-4 with an RBI. The Lions added another run in the sixth, but couldn't get over the hump.
Each team committed two errors.
For the Eagles, it was Travis Garner, who fueled the Eagle attack with a 3-for-4 night that included a pair of RBIs. Anton Gray went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. Former Meridian Wildcat Tyler Scarbrough also chipped in, adding a hit. In all, MCC had nine hits to Scooba's seven.
MCC improved to 18-7 on the year and will host Gulf Coast Community College today at 4 p.m. McNickle will pitch former West Lauderdale hurler Chord Robinson (1-2). The Eagles defeated the Bulldogs earlier in the season, winning 10-3 in Perkinston.
EMCC, who fell to 2-13, will host the Itawamba (CC) Indians in a doubleheader that begins at 4 p.m.