From School Reports
MOBILE, Ala.- The Meridian Community College Eagles
returned to the field Monday afternoon by traveling to southern Alabama to take
on Spring Hill College. The twin bill was originally scheduled to be played at
Scaggs Field in Meridian, but due to wet field conditions, the game was moved
The Eagles got back in the win column on Monday by
sweeping past (12-1, 2-0) Spring Hill College in impressive fashion. MCC
improved to 8-5 overall for the 2015 season after the road doubleheader sweep
of Spring Hill College on Monday. MCC was able to rebound with the sweep of
Spring Hill after falling in extra innings to Alabama Southern Community
College back on Sunday night in a game that was played at Thomasville High
School in western Alabama by a final score of 9-8.
MCC will return to action on Wednesday with another trip
in the state of Alabama as the Eagles will play a visit to Marion Military
Institute which is located in Marion, AL. The doubleheader against Marion
Military is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. MCC will then open MACJC play on
Saturday by traveling to Ellisville, MS to take on Jones County Junior College
in a doubleheader slated for a 2 p.m. first pitch.
The Eagles came out swinging the bats in Game One by
rolling past Spring Hill by a final of 12-1. Jaylon Keys and Andrew Crook each
had an RBI triple in the victory, while former Clarkdale standout Chance
McDonald added a two-run homer. Michael Druhan and Dalton Thomas each had a
double apiece, while Trace Hamby added an RBI on a fielder's choice.
Freshman Josh Rich picked up the pitching win in Game One
by working two innings, allowing one run, allowing four hits, two walks, and
tallied a pair of strikeouts.
MCC completed the sweep of Spring Hill in Game Two by a
final score of 2-0 behind solid pitching from the entire pitching staff. Former
Clarkdale star Jonathan Porter drew his first start of the season on the mound
and collected his first win. Porter pitched 2 2/3 innings and finished the game
with three strikeouts. Andrew Crook, Josh Curtis, and Goose Yates combined to
finish the shutout in relief for the Eagles.
Trace Hamby paced the effort at the plate in Game Two for
the Eagles with an RBI single to score Kyle Bayles and Dalton Smith also added
an RBI single to score Daniel Hill to account for the scoring in Game Two for