March 19, 2002
South Choctaw nips Wayne Academy
South Choctaw Academy edged Wayne Academy 9-8 in baseball action on Monday night.
South Choctaw improves to 4-2 with the win. SCA scored four runs in the third inning to take control of the game.
Rob Dahlberg led SCA with two home runs and a double. Terry Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double while Brad Johnson and Justin McInnis both had doubles.
The winning pitcher was Matt Doggett.
Lady Warrior tryouts set for tomorrow
East Central Community College in Decatur will hold tryouts for the Lady Warrior basketball team at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium.
Tryouts are open to all women interested in playing at ECCC during the 2002-2003 season. Those interested should contact head coach Brad Hodge or assistant coach Toby Bush at 601-635-2111, ext. 372 or 234.
Umpires Association holding meeting
The East Mississippi Summer Umpires' Assoction will meet on Sunday March 24 at 2:00 p.m. At Northwest JR high School.
All umpires interested in calling summer league games need to attend. New members are encouraged. For further information contact Neil Anderson @ 918-0371.
Lamar Raiders drop three games
The Lamar School Raiders lost three games in the Jackson Prep Tournament over spring break.
The Raiders lost on Thursday to Madison Ridgeland Academy 12-9. Lamar scored seven runs in the final four inning but could not come up with a victory. The Raiders had nine hits on the day. Drew Moffett had two hits and Monroe Mayfield had a double and two RBIs. Daniel Harrison also had a single and two runs batted in. David Haggard got the loss as the Raiders fell.
Lamar also lost to Hillcrest 23-3. Mayfield ended up with the loss and was knocked out after recording just two outs. The Raiders were held to two hits on the day. Moffett had a double and Nick Lisi added a single.
Jackson Prep also defeated Lamar 6-1 in the tournament. Mayfield got the loss and the Raiders ended up with only four hits in the game.
Lamar drops to 2-5 on the season and will play at Oak Hill on Thursday.
Eagles down Three Rivers, 10-3
The Eagles of Meridian Community College defeated Three Rivers at MCC Scaggs Field on Sunday afternoon 10-3.
Justin Rayborn went seven innings to pick up the win. The Eagles held Three Rivers to just five hits in the game.
The Eagles had 12 hits on the afternoon. Brent Towne had two doubles and Tyler Scarbrough added a home run and two RBIs. Nathan Sanders had a home run and a double and Chad Bradley added a double.
MCC will travel to play Bevill State on Wednesday before hosting Miss-Lou Conference rival Delgado in a three-game series this weekend. Delgado will come to town for a Saturday doubleheader and a single game on Sunday.
MSA's Gray takes MVP Award
Jacob Gray of the Meridian Swim Association won five-of-nine events to capture the 11-12-year-old Most Valuable Award at the State Long-Course Championships in Laurel last weekend.
Eric Duckworth, a first-year swimmer, received fourth place in the 50 freestyle. He placed in the top 14 in all eight events he swam.
Elliot Clark, Matt Naylor, David Moody, and Sarah Lisenbe had lifetime personal bests in everything. Holly Corbitt had four 4th place finishes. Christie Vaughn placed in the top seven in all her events. Corbitt and Vaughn had personal bests in everything except one event. Chesney Tedder and Kayla Sims both had excellent meets, especially for their first state swimming championship.
The 11-12 boys freestyle relay team took second place out of 8 teams. The relay consisted of Nicolas Blake, Matt Naylor, Elliot Clark, and Jacob Gray.
DSU climbs to third in baseball poll
PENSACOLA, Fla. Delta State University moved from seventh to third in the new Collegiate Baseball Top 30 on Monday.
Cal. State Chico is number one and the University of North Florida second. Florida Southern is fourth followed by Kennesaw State, Rollins, Valdosta State, Central Missouri State, Southern Arkansas and Alabama-Huntsville.
Delta State is currently 21-3 overall and 6-1 in the Gulf South Conference. The Statesmen are scheduled to play a doubleheader against William Carey on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Hattiesburg.
DSU will host Ouachita Baptist in a GSC series this weekend at Ferriss Field. Saturday's doubleheader is slated for a 3 p.m. first pitch while Sunday's single game is a 2 p.m. start.
UWA to host baseball camp
LIVINGSTON, Ala. The University of West Alabama will conduct a spring baseball camp on March 25-28. All children ages 6-14 are encouraged to attend.
Times will run from 9 a.m. through noon each day. The cost of the camp is $50 per person. For more information or to sign up for the camp, contact Neal Holliman at 205-652-3671.
MSU Lady Bulldogs hit the road
BATON ROUGE, La. Fresh off an emotionally draining conference-opening series with 24th-ranked South Carolina this past weekend, the Mississippi State softball team (18-12, 1-2 SEC) will hit the road beginning Tuesday as the Bulldogs travel to Baton Rouge, La., for a three-game set with No. 4 LSU (19-6, 4-1).
The Bulldogs, which avoided a home sweep by taking an 11-10 victory in extra frames from the Gamecocks Sunday at the Mississippi State Softball Field, will look to snap a 16-game skid against the Bayou Bengals a losing streak which dates back to the 1998 season. Conference-leading LSU will enter the contest fresh off a 4-2 upset loss at Tennessee Saturday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. The loss marked LSU's first loss to a conference opponent since the 2001 regular season finale.
Despite the 16-game skid, which includes an 0-for-8 mark in Baton Rouge, the Bulldogs have outhit the Tigers in each of the last two meetings but have fallen by 2-1 scores in both outings. State held a third-inning lead in the second round of the 2001 SEC Tournament, but could not fend off a late-inning rally by the Tigers.
Tuesday's series opening doubleheader is slated for a 6 p.m. first pitch, while Wednesday's series finale will get underway at 4 p.m. All three games of the series will be played at the 1,000-seat Tiger Park.