EMCC gets rare two-game sweep
From staff reports
April 4, 2001
SCOOBA It's been rare for the East Mississippi Community College Lions this season, but Tuesday they swept a doubleheader.
In the first game, EMCC needed 10 innings to get past Coahoma CC, 4-3. Brandon Barett went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, including the game-winner up the middle that brought home former Southeast Lauderdale product Kent Lewis with one out.
Lewis had two of his three steals in that frame to move into scoring position.
Josh Perry also added an RBI and the Lions benefitted from CCC pitcher theodore McKay walking in a pair of runs to allow the hosts to tie the game at three and eventually force extras.
Ben Carver hurled the final three frames to improve to 2-2. CCC had six hits for the game, as did EMCC, which has lost seven one-run games this season. The Lions also committed three errors.
EMCC 19, Coahoma 1: The Tigers (0-10), who came so close to breaking through for their first win, were non-competitive in the day's closer.
Tyler Lowros paced the onslaught with three hits, including an RBI triple. Lion hitters who garnered two hits were Jared Andrews (RBI) and Ben Earnest (3 RBIs). J.D. Harbour and Lewis each had a pair of RBIs, as well in a contest that saw 17 pop-ups for EMCC.
Bill Cotton got his first win against four losses, by allowing only one run and two hits.
The Tigers committed four errors to send McKay to another loss. The Lions got eight runs in the first and five in the second to begin the rout. EMCC (6-19, 4-8 in North Div.), rapped out 19 hits.
East Central CC 3, Hinds 0: The Warriors got the day started off right with a blanking of the Eagles. Two runs in the third and an insurance score in the top of the seventh fueled ECCC.
Mario Miglaccio and Josh Chaney laced two of the Warriors five hits. Miglaccio hurled the win for ECCC, holding the Eagles to just three hits. Hinds committed two errors in the contest.
Hinds 6, East Central 5: The host Eagles salvaged a split with a run in the bottom of the seventh. Corey Amis took the loss for the Warriors, giving up the six runs on as many hits. Monty Miglaccio came through with a two-bagger in defeat, despite the fact that the Eagles made five miscues in the field.
Hinds led it 5-0 before the visitors came storming back with two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth.
East Central and East Mississippi will play each other today in the second annual Judges' Cup sponsored by Judge Little Sporting Goods.