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MCC Baseball Falls to ICC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College baseball team returned to action on Sunday afternoon with a pair of conference games against 10th ranked Itawamba Community College at Scaggs Field. The Eagles didn’t have any answers on Sunday and dropped a pair games to the visiting Indians by final scores of 17-2 and 5-2. MCC dropped its overall record to 13-9 and 2-4 in conference action. MCC will return to the diamond on Tuesday with a road trip to Hinds Community College for another pair of conference games beginning at 3 p.m. MCC will play its next home games on April 1 at Scaggs Field against Southwest Mississippi Community College at 2 p.m.

The day started on a rough note for the Eagles by falling in Game One to the Indians by a final score of 17-2 in nine innings. Itawamba finished the opening game on Sunday with 19 total hits and MCC only managed three hits. Luke Craig led the way at the plate in Game One with an RBI single and former Southeast Lauderdale star Alec Marlow drove in the only other run for the Eagles on a groundout. Freshman Hunter Stanley suffered the pitching loss in Game One by working 3 1/3 innings and allowing six earned runs.

MCC fought hard in Game Two on Sunday against ICC, but lost by a final score of 5-2. Itawamba finished the second game of the doubleheader with seven hits and MCC ended the game with five total hits. Milton Smith led MCC at the plate with a pair of singles and an RBI, while Chase Coker drove in one run on a single. Luke Craig and JD Gann also finished the second game with one single apiece for the Eagles. Freshman Briar Russell took the pitching loss in Game Two for the Eagles by working 3 2/3 innings and allowing only one earned run.


MCC Tennis Sweeps Road Set at ECCC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College tennis squads took two wins on the road yesterday against rival East Central Community College.  The men and women are now 8-0 in conference play. 

In the men's match, the double's team of Jason Pimenta/Will Swindoll swept Tom Langelaar/Joseph Jabour 8-1.  At two doubles, Breno Goncalves/Callan Shinall took the win over Will Stewart/John Jiminez 8-5, and at three doubles, Noah James/Nathan Hollis took the win over Will Wooten/Brandon Rogers 8-6.  Hollis was subbing in for John Taylor Champion who was at the MS/USA All-Academic Team Awards ceremony in Jackson.  In single's action, Pimenta defeated Langelaar 0,0.  At two singles, Goncalves, who is battling a knee injury, defeated John Jiminez in a long three-set match 6-3, 4-6, 10-6.  Will Swindoll took the win at three singles over Joseph Jabour 2, 0.  Callan Shinall defeated Will Stewart 3, 1 at four singles; Noah James breezed to the victory at five singles 2, 0.  Will Irvin finished out the sweep for Meridian with a win over Graham Murphree with a 6-2, 6-3 win at six singles.

In women's action, Meridian's doubles team of Shelby Zachry/Jordyn Hull defeated Tatiana Quinonez/Emily Dykeman 8-3.  In two double's action, Rachel Sollie/Taylor Miller won a close match 9-8(7) over Chaney Mills/Andi McCrimmon, and Kyra Holway/Micah Gray took the win at three doubles over Hannah Payne/Samantha McCrimmon 8-1.  In women's singles, Shelby Zachry took three sets to come away the victor against Tatiana Quinonez 6-3, 2-6, 10-3.  At two singles, Jordyn Hull defeated Chaney Mills 3, 1.  Kyra Holway breezed through her match against Samantha McCrimon to win 1, 0. Taylor Miller, who is battling a knee injury, defeated Andi McCrimon 1, 1.  At five singles, Rachel Sollie took a 2, 3 win over An Duong.  At six, Micah Gray defeated Emily Dykeman 1, 3.  

Meridian returns to action Friday on the road against Northwest Community College in a 12:00 noon match.  If the weather permits, MCC will play three home matches over the weekend as both teams host Wallace State on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. and follow with matches against Holmes at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm, the men host Gadsden State out of Alabama.  

MCC Baseball Sweeps Conference Doubleheader at Coahoma

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College baseball returned to the field Wednesday afternoon by taking a long road trip to north Mississippi to battle Coahoma Community College in a crucial conference doubleheader. The Eagles brought plenty of offense with them on the road by sweeping past Coahoma by final scores of 20-7 and 5-2.

MCC improved to 13-7 overall for the season and 2-2 in MACJC play. The Eagles will return to the diamond this Sunday with a conference doubleheader at Scaggs Field against 10th ranked Itawamba Community College. The first pitch of the twin bill is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

MCC used several big innings at the plate in Game One to defeat the Tigers by a final score of 20-7. MCC took a 6-1 lead in the second inning and never looked back in taking the Game One win. Chase Coker finished the game with a grand slam homer, while Blake Fields knocked in a pair of runs on a single and double. Milton Smith and CJ Hughes each had an RBI double, while Garrett Busby had a pair of doubles and one RBI. JD Gann picked up an RBI on a single and Zack Carter also added a pair of RBIs in the Game One victory.

Caleb Yarbrough picked up the pitching victory in Game One by working 7 2/3 innings and collecting six strikeouts.

MCC finished off the sweep of Coahoma in Game Two by a final score of 5-2. JD Gann led the way at the plate in Game Two with an RBI double, while Cade Ewing added and RBI double in the three-run victory over the Tigers.


MCC Tennis Tops JCJC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College men's and women's tennis teams picked up two wins yesterday against visiting Jones County Junior College in matches held at Northeast Tennis Center in Meridian.

Meridian's men took an 8-1 victory.  In doubles, Jason Pimenta/Will Swindoll defeated Diego Leal/Taqel Lewis 8-4, at two doubles, Callen Shinall/Breno Goncalves defeated Chase Pennington/Brandon McCary 8-3, and at three doubles, John Taylor Champion/Noah James won 8-6.  In men's singles action, Pimenta cruised to the win 6-1, 6-1 to win the one flight.  At three singles, Will Swindoll defeated Chase Pennington 6-1, 6-3; Callen Shinall won a close match at number four singles  by defeating Jacob Bozeman in a third-set tiebreak.  The score in Shinall's match was 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.  At five singles, Noah James took the first set over Luke Armstrong 6-2, 6-2.  Will Irvin, at number six defeated JCJC's Brandon McCary 6-3, 6-2.  Meridian's only loss came at two singles.  Breno Goncalves fell to Diego Leal in a hard-fought match 6-4, 6-4. Meridian's men are now 12-3 with losses only to UWA, Eastern Florida, and Millsaps.  In MACJC action, MCC men are 7-0.  Meridian will travel to East Central Community College on Wednesday for a match beginning at 2:00. Meridian's men are ranked number 13 in the most recent ITA rankings published March 16.

Meridian's women defeated Jones by a score of 6-3.  In women's doubles, Shelby Zachry/Jordyn Hull lost to Beth Owen/Nastya Bukharar 8-6.  The two doubles, Taylor Miller/Rachel Sollie won 8-2; the three doubles team Kyra Holway/Micah Gray won 8-4.  In single's action, Beth Owen defeated Shelby Zachry 6-1, 6-2 at the one flight.  At two singles, Jordyn Hull lost to Bukharar 6-1, 6-2.  At three singles, Kyra Holway defeated April Rudolph 6-2, 6-4.  At the four singles, Taylor Miller defeated Kaylee McLaurin 6-2, 6-4.  Rachel Sollie won the five singles over Mattie Mills 6-3, 6-3.  Micah Gray finished out the singles at six with a win over August Parker 7-6(2), 6-4.  Meridian's women are 7-0 in MACJC play.  Meridian women are 9-8 overall with losses to the number 4, 7, 8, 14 and 19 ranked teams in the ITA national rankings published March 16.  Their other losses came at the hands of four-year colleges.  Meridian women will also return to action with a match at Decatur at 2:00 pm on the East Central College campus.  In the most recent rankings, Meridian women are ranked number 20.


MCC Softball Splits Road Set at ICC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College softball team returned to action on Friday afternoon with a conference road doubleheader at 11th ranked Itawamba Community College. The Lady Eagles fought extremely hard in the conference showdown by falling in Game One by a final of 1-0 and bouncing back in Game Two to upset the Lady Indians by a final of 5-4.

MCC is now 10-5 overall for the season and have gotten off to a great start in conference play with a 5-1 record. The Lady Eagles have now won five out of its last six games and all of those wins have been in conference play. MCC will return to action this Sunday afternoon by playing host to top ranked Jones County Junior College at Tommy McDonald Field. The conference doubleheader between the two schools will begin at 2 p.m.

MCC got the day started on Friday against Itawamba by falling in Game One by a final of 1-0. Freshman pitcher Tiana Boutte took the tough loss on the mound in Game One for the Lady Eagles by working six innings and allowing one run (unearned), to go along with a pair of strikeouts.

MCC finished Game One with seven total hits, while the Lady Indians could only manage three hits against Boutte. The only run of Game One came on an error by MCC in the first inning that would prove to be the difference in the ICC victory.

Brianna Duquette led MCC at the plate with a pair of singles in Game One. Mycahla Howard, Keelee Ladnier, Ivey Brewer, Jayla Poindexter, and Kandler Flora each finished with one single apiece in the Game One loss.

MCC bounced back in grand fashion in Game Two by defeating the 11th ranked Lady Indians by a final of 5-4. The Lady Eagles scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning that would prove to be the difference in the one-run victory.

Mia Johnson had a huge game at the plate in the win for MCC by collecting four RBIs on a home run and a double. Brianna Duquette, Anna Lloyd, and Keelee Ladnier each added one single apiece in Game Two. Mycahla Howard also added an RBI on a sacrifice to round out the offense for the Lady Eagles.

Tiana Boutte picked up the pitching win in Game Two for the Lady Eagles by tossing a complete game and notching two strikeouts.