East Mississippi Community College sophomore pitchers Jaxen Forrester and Wesley Grantham along with freshmen Tyler Miller and Austin Beech have earned 2019 MACJC All-State baseball honors, as chosen by the head baseball coaches of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Miller and Forrester were selected to the 24-player first team, while Grantham and Beech made the second team.
East Mississippi Community College’s baseball season ended on a high note by claiming a 12-2 run-rule nightcap victory over seventh-ranked Jones College during Friday’s MACJC conference action played at Community Bank Park. The Bobcats posted a 5-2 win over the visiting Lions during the opening game of the doubleheader.
Fifth-inning home runs by Austin Beech and Stuart Coggins along with a complete-game pitching performance by Wesley Grantham lifted visiting East Mississippi Community College to a 5-3 nightcap victory and an MACJC baseball doubleheader split at Northeast Mississippi Community College. The home-standing Tigers earned an 11-3 run-rule win over the Lions in the first game of NEMCC’s farewell twin bill played during Tuesday’s Sophomore Day festivities at Harold T. White Field.
The Lions of East Mississippi Community College closed out their home baseball slate on a positive note by earning a doubleheader split with Meridian Community College during Wednesday’s MACJC conference action played at Gerald Poole Field. EMCC’s 7-4 nightcap victory over the Eagles followed Meridian’s 23-3 opening-game win over the Lions.
Late-game miscues broke open a pair of close contests, as the visiting Lions of East Mississippi Community College fell twice, 7-0 and 10-2, to Mississippi Gulf Coast during Friday’s MACJC conference baseball action played at Ken “Curly” Farris Field.
East Mississippi Community College’s baseball team flipped the score to earn a home conference doubleheader split with Coahoma Community College during Tuesday’s MACJC action played at Gerald Poole Field. The Lions’ 10-3 nightcap victory gained the twin-bill split after they dropped the opening game to the visiting Tigers by the same score.
The Lions of East Mississippi Community College earned their second straight MACJC baseball doubleheader split on the road with another standout pitching performance. Wesley Grantham tossed a five-hit, complete-game shutout in EMCC’s 8-0 nightcap road win over Mississippi Delta during Tuesday’s conference action played at the Jimmy Bellipanni Baseball Complex. The Trojans claimed a 13-5 run-rule victory over the Lions in the opening game.
Sophomore right-hander Jaxen Forrester threw a no-hitter in East Mississippi Community College’s 10-1 nightcap road victory over East Central during Friday’s MACJC baseball doubleheader split played at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex. The home-standing Warriors held on for the 7-5 win over the Lions in the opening contest.
Late-inning woes resulted in East Mississippi Community College dropping a home baseball doubleheader to 19th-ranked Northwest Mississippi, 8-2 and 11-3, during Wednesday’s MACJC action played at Gerald Poole Field.
The Lions of East Mississippi Community College outhit Itawamba during both games of Tuesday’s MACJC baseball road doubleheader, but the visitors came up short both times in falling, 6-1 and 11-8, to the 13th-ranked Indians at ICC’s Roy Cresap Field.
Despite a pair of excellent outings by their starting pitchers, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College dropped their conference-opening home baseball doubleheader against Copiah-Lincoln during Saturday’s MACJC action at Gerald Poole Field. After a ninth-inning comeback attempt in the opening game ultimately resulted in an 11-5 setback in 15 innings, EMCC couldn’t hold a late lead in the nightcap en route to dropping a 3-2 decision to the visiting Wolves.
Reunion activities will be a part of East Mississippi Community College’s MACJC conference baseball opener Saturday against Copiah-Lincoln. Following a lunchtime reception for all returning EMCC baseball alumni and boosters, the Lions will take on the Co-Lin Wolves in a doubleheader set to begin at 2 p.m. at Gerald Poole Field on the Scooba campus.
In their first game action in nearly two weeks due to rain and wet field conditions throughout the region, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College split an eventful home baseball doubleheader with East Central Community College Friday afternoon at Gerald Poole Field. After a series of comebacks resulted in a dramatic 18-17 walk-off victory for EMCC in the opener, the Warriors earned the split with a 15-3 run-rule win in the nightcap.
With predicted rain and possible thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday, East Mississippi Community College’s scheduled home-opening baseball doubleheader against East Central Community College has been moved up a day to Friday (March 8) on the Scooba campus. First pitch for Friday’s home season opener is set for 1 p.m. at EMCC’s Gerald Poole Field.
East Mississippi Community College opened the 2019 baseball season with a 1-3 showing against NJCAA Division I opposition this past weekend at Chipola Field in Florida. Along with splitting a pair of games with Gordon State, the Lions dropped close decisions to preseason top-ranked Chipola and Columbia State.
The Brett Kimbrel era of East Mississippi Community College baseball is scheduled to get underway Friday and Saturday (Feb. 15-16) in Marianna, Florida when the Lions play a pair of games each day on the Chipola College campus.