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Diamond Tigers Open Season on Wednesday Against Southwest

9/30/14


CLARKSDALE — The Coahoma Community College baseball team will open its 2014 campaign Wednesday with the Tigers traveling to Summit, MS to take on Southwest Community College in a twin bill beginning at 2 p.m. This will be the first stop in a schedule that features 46 games including a 24-game MACJC North Division schedule that begins March 8.

The Tigers will return five sophomores to the field this season but mainly bring to the diamond a young roster that includes 20 freshmen. Top returning players from last season include shortstop Damario Brown (Laurel, MS), outfielders Jederek Hardy and Faraji Robinson (Shaw, MS), and pitchers Ray Williams (D’Lo, MS) and Rob Brigham (Oakland, CA).

“We are going to look to our sophomores to give us direction, and to be leaders for us both on the field and off the field,” said Head Baseball Coach Kenny Strong. “We’ve only got a handful that have played ball at this level, so we will count on their experience, especially early in the season, to help keep the mentality and morale of the team at a high level.”

The Tigers will look to capitalize on a strong stable of pitchers and a wealth of team speed this season, and have all the ingredients to be a strong conference contender in 2014.

“Our speed really works hand-in-hand with the attitude that this team has begun to develop, we’re going to play hard-nosed, we want to be that team that hustles and turns a single into a double, and that makes plays happen with our aggressiveness,” said Strong. “And in the outfield, defensively, we have to have one of the fastest, if not the fastest groups in the state.”

Overall this season, Strong said he’s confident that Coahoma will be fielding one of the most talented teams it has ever had.

“The biggest question, is the unknown factor of how the freshmen are going to perform,” said Strong. “They’re untested, but we have a lot of talent. It’s just going to be a matter of how they respond to playing at this level.”

Coahoma will be on the road again Saturday in Millington, TN taking on Southwest (TN) Community College and Arkansas Baptist with the first game beginning at noon. Beginning next week the Tigers will begin a four-game home stand with dates against Lawson State (AL) on Feb. 11, Southeast Illinois on Feb. 15 and 16, and Jackson State (TN) on Feb. 19.

 

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Matthew E. Killebrew, Director; (662) 621-4157 - mkillebrew@coahomacc.edu

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