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Sports Briefs

By Staff
April 16, 2002
MCC takes win at Gulf Coast Invitational
The Meridian Community College golf team grabbed a win Monday in the Gulf Coast Golf Invitational.
The Eagles finished with a combined score of 297 followed by Hinds with a 306. Pearl River finished with a 308 while Northeast Community College came in at 328. East Mississippi finished with a combined score of 333 while Holmes had a 339.
MCC was led by Daniel Boles with a 71 followed closely by Clint Hales with a 73. Cameron Hunt had a 76 while Brandon Laird had a 77. Josh Martin finished with an 80.
Joshua Taylor
Newton County gets winning season
The Newton County Cougars clinched a winning season by whipping Lake 13-0 on Monday night.
For the Cougars, it was their 18th win of the season. They later picked up two more wins after West Lauderdale was forced to forfeit two games due to having an ineligible player after a ruling on Monday.
The two forfeits will give the Cougars a final record of 20-15.
Jonathan Walker got the win to finish 4-4 on the season. He went five innings and struck out six.
Matthew Boggan had four hits and drove in three runs. Ryan Loper drove in two off two singles.
Tyler Hagan had a single and a double while Josh Avant, Brandon Ezell and Robbie Carey also had two hits.
Jeff Byrd
Enterprise takes win over Northeast
Enterprise took a close 3-2 win over Northeast Lauderdale Monday in prep baseball action.
Enterprise's Chad Robinson led at the plate with two RBIs while freshman pitcher Wade Weathers picked up the win with 10 strikeouts. Weathers is now 4-3 for the season.
Joshua Taylor
Delta State defeats Central Arkansas
CONWAY, Ark. Delta State University jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back, defeating the University of Central Arkansas 14-2 in the rubber game of a Gulf South Conference series on Sunday. The Statesmen (35-4, 14-2 GSC) scored six in the first and added a run in the second to build its early advantage. Jud Thigpen, who was 3-for-5 with 4 RBI, belted a two-run double and J.J. Joiner had a two RBI single to highlight the first. Steven Tomaszewski, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI, led off the second with a double and later crossed the plate on a ground out by Clint Turman.
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Raiders take down Heidelberg Academy
The Raiders of Lamar School took a 12-2 win over Heidelberg Academy Monday in prep baseball action.
Pitcher David Haggard smashed a triple with the bases loaded and two out in the third inning to secure the Raider win. Haggard also picked up a home run in the third for a total of five RBIs.
Drew Moffett had two hits, including a double, while Parker Payne had two hits.
The Raiders will be back in action today when division foe Central Hinds Academy pays a visit.
Joshua Taylor
Southern Miss downs East Carolina
GREENVILLE, N.C. Southern Miss handed East Carolina a 3-1 loss Sunday to complete a three-game Conference USA weekend series sweep of the Pirates in fast-pitch softball. The Golden Eagles improved to 25-22 overall and 14-4 in C-USA play, while the hosts dropped to 29-18 overall and 9-9 in league play.
Southern Miss won the game in the sixth inning when the Lady Eagles scored for the first time. With a runner on second, Tammy Edwards singled to center field, scoring the runner from second. Channika Gant then tripled in the second Golden Eagle run, and Kenya Peters later scored on a wild pitch after East Carolina went to its bullpen for relief pitcher Laurie Davidson.
Jessica Holaway went the distance for Southern Miss, giving up four hits and striking out four, to improve to 12-7. Nicole Bacon, who started and went 5.1 innings for East Carolina, took the loss.
Southern Miss will host Alabama in a 5 p.m., Wednesday game, play two at LSU the following day, host the Tigers for two games April 24, and DePaul is in the Hub city for a three-game C-USA series April 27-28.
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