SCOOBA – 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.
On Saturday, first-year EMCC head baseball coach Brett Kimbrel and his staff are inviting all East Mississippi Community College baseball alumni and boosters back to the Scooba campus to participate in the team's reunion festivities. Returning EMCC baseball alumni and boosters will be special guests of the Lions during an 11 a.m. welcome reception at the F.R. Young Student Union. Lunch will be provided, while the EMCC baseball coaching staff and members of the Lions' 2019 baseball team will be on hand to meet and greet. Following the reception, EMCC's guests are invited to attend the Lions' 2 p.m. baseball doubleheader against Copiah-Lincoln at Gerald Poole Field.
Coach Kimbrel's EMCC Lions begin MACJC play with a 3-9 overall record as eight of their 12 decisions on the year have been decided by three runs or less. Most recently, EMCC dropped a pair of close decisions (6-3 & 3-2) to Shelton State this past Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. Last Friday (March 8) in their home season opener, the Lions split a doubleheader with East Central by claiming an 18-17 comeback victory in the ninth inning of the first game before falling 15-3 to the Warriors in the nightcap.