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.