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MCC Golf Captures 2014 MACJC State Championship

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College golf team completed one of the more amazing comebacks Wednesday afternoon to win the 2014 MACJC State Championship at the Pine Burr Golf Course in Wiggins, MS that was hosted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

The Eagles erased a 10-stroke deficit in the final round of the tournament to win the championship by one stroke over Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Eagles shot a final round team score of 291 and finished the two-day event with a score of 606.

Nathan Kirkland earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team with a final round score of 72 which was good enough to give him a fourth place finish in the field. Connor Cavin had the lowest score in the second round for the Eagles with a 71 which placed him in a tie for 16th place at the end of the event.

Ty Medling finished with a two-day total of 153 (79-74) for a tie in 12th position, while Dallas Shepard ended the tournament with score of 154 (80-74). Austin Terrell ended Wednesday with a two-day total of 157 (79-78).

MCC Softball Wins 2014 Region 23 Championship

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College softball program made a little history on Wednesday afternoon at Tommy McDonald Field. The Lady Eagles haven't enjoyed much success over the past few years, but that all changed with its Region 23 doubleheader against Baton Rouge Community College. 

MCC scored a doubleheader sweep (9-0, 7-3) over the Lady Bears Wednesday afternoon to clinch the 2014 Division I Region 23 Championship. The Lady Eagles will now advance to the District Playoffs next month which will mark the first postseason appearance for the program since 2005.

Lyndsey Cannon continued to pitch well on the mound for the green and white by securing the shutout in Game One. Cannon was the winning pitcher, allowing only 1 hit in 5 innings. MCC finished the opening game with nine hits and were led by Paige Gipson and Chelsea Moore who both had three hits apiece. Shelby Peavey also had a solid game for the Lady Eagles with two base hits.

Lacey Hedrick was the winning pitcher in Game Two as MCC completed the sweep of the Lady Bears by a final count of 7-3.

MCC had 11 hits in Game Two and Casey Bolton led the team with a pair of base hits.


MCC Baseball Splits Saturday Set With BRCC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community Eagles closed out its three-game series with Baton Rouge Community College Saturday afternoon by splitting (5-2, 1-3) with the Bears.

MCC moved its record to 22-20 after winning the weekend series and is now 5-6 in Miss-Lou Conference play.

MCC will return to action next Saturday (April 26) for a road doubleheader at Wallace-Hanceville. The Eagles will take on Central Alabama at 2 p.m. and will finish the day by playing Wallace-Hanceville at 5 p.m.

The Eagles got a solid pitching performance in Game One by freshman Goose Yates to come away with a 5-2 victory. Yates worked eight innings, allowed no earned runs, and completed the game with six strikeouts. Former Clarkdale star Jonathan Porter earned the save which was the first of his career.

MCC finished Game One with 11 hits and Baton Rouge had for hits. Dalton Thomas, Scott Votaw, Mac Seibert, and Garrett Larosa each had two hits apiece in the victory. Former West Lauderdale star Grant Hill also added a two-run double, while Ben Gann had a base and an RBI.

MCC wasn't as fortunate in Game Two as BRCC avoided the sweep by winning 3-1.

Jake Smith took the pitching loss on the mound for MCC by working four innings and collecting six strikeouts.

The Eagles finished the game with six hits and BRCC had eight. Brooks Balisterri led the way with a pair of base hits, while Dalton Thomas had an RBI single.

MCC Baseball Opens Series With Win Over BRCC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College Eagles entered its weekend series needing some conference wins to at least give itself a shot at winning the 2014 Miss-Lou Conference regular season title.

MCC scored an enormous 7-4 over Baton Rouge Community College Friday afternoon at Pete Goldsby Park to keep its hopes alive for the title.

The game between the two schools turned out to be a wild affair that saw extra innings and a nearly two-hour weather delay.

MCC scored three runs in he top of the 12th inning to take a 7-4 lead over the Bears. Ben Gann delivered the go-ahead RBI single that gave the Eagles a one-run edge. MCC scored two more runs in the frame on RBI singles by Mac Seibert and Baylor Obert to make the score 7-4 in favor of the green and white.

The game would be stopped moments later due to lightning in the area mixed with heavy rain that forced a delay for nearly two hours. MCC would eventually secure the victory as Obert took to the mound to record the final three outs for the save.

Bryant Johnston picked up the pitching win out of the bullpen for Meridian by tossing five innings, allowing no runs, one hit, and finishing with four strikeouts.

MCC had 17 hits at the plate and was led by Gann with four hits and two RBI's. Grant Hill and Kevin Hall each had three hits apiece, while Scott Votaw, Dalton Thomas, and Baylor Obert each had two hits apiece.

MCC improved to 21-19 overall and 4-5 in Miss-Lou Conference play, while Baton Rouge fell to 16-33 overall and 3-4 in league play.

The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Friday, but due to weather the series will now conclude with two games on Saturday.

The series will resume with a nine-inning game Saturday afternoon beginning at noon and the series will close with a seven-inning game later in the day.

MCC Softball Sweeps Past BRCC

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College softball team traveled to Baton Rouge Thursday to begin a key Region 23 series looking to move a step closer to a postseason berth.

The Lady Eagles came away with a doubleheader sweep (9-5, 12-2) over the Lady Bears to draw just win away from earning a spot in the District playoffs.

The Lady Eagles collected 16 hits in the opening game and Lyndsey Cannon picked up the pitching win on the mound. Cannon gave up six hits and allowed four walks in the Game One performance.

The Lady Eagles secured the sweep in Game Two by taking the run rule victory in six innings. MCC finished Game Two with 14 hits and Cannon earned yet another victory on the mound for the Lady Eagles.

The Lady Eagles will host BRCC at Tommy McDonald Field this Wednesday (April 23) in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. MCC will need just one victory to clinch the Division I Region 23 title and earn a spot in the District playoffs next month. 


MCC Drops Series Finale To Delgado

From School Reports

The Meridian Community College Eagles entered its game Sunday afternoon needing a victory to try and avoid a three-game series sweep at the hands of Delgado, but the Eagles fell just short.

Delgado smashed two home runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete the sweep over Meridian by a final score of 4-2.

MCC dropped its overall record to 20-19 and 3-5 in Miss-Lou Conference play, while Delgado improved to 30-9 and 5-3 in league play.

Delgado took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Frankie Watts, but the MCC pitching staff would hold the Dolphins in check for the next several innings.

MCC tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the seventh inning on a bunt single by Grant Hill to bring the game back to even, but the Dolphins came up with two big blows in the bottom half of the frame.

Austin Barrios delivered a two-run home run down the right field line with two outs and Chris Eades followed with a solo home run to left field to give the Dolphins a 4-1 lead.

MCC scratched for one run in the top of the ninth inning on a single by Michael Druhan, but Delgado would hold on for the two-run victory.

Kellon Hibbard took the loss out of the bullpen for Meridian by working two innings and allowing three earned runs, to go along with a pair of strikeouts.

Druhan led the Eagles at the plate with a pair of hits, including a double.

MCC will return to action Tuesday afternoon for a single game at Scaggs Field against Alabama Southern which begins at 5 p.m.

The Eagles will then return to Miss-Lou Conference action Friday to open a series on the road at Baton Rouge Community College. The series will begin Friday at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader and conclude Saturday with a single game at 1 p.m.