Tigers Still Winless in MACJC North
CLARKSDALE — The Coahoma Community College baseball team continued what’s become a trend Monday afternoon — playing teams close early, and then imploding late by issuing unearned runs facilitated by walks and errors.
Playing just their second home game of the season against visiting Northeast MS, the Tigers got a good starting pitching performance in Game 1 from freshman Jonathan Oglesby who spread out eight hits over five innings, gave up just three runs, struck out two, walked two and hit one batter.
Oglesby left the game with Tigers trailing 3-2 after scoring runs on a Matt Rappa RBI-single (bottom of the third) and a Corey O’Brien solo homerun (bottom of the fifth).
Coahoma Relief pitcher Oni Robertson entered the top of the sixth and gave up just two hits for the duration. But the CCC defense committed two errors that led to three Northeast runs in the top of the sixth inning and proved to be the difference.
The Tigers would add another run in the bottom of the sixth on another Rappa RBI-single to complete the 6-3 final score.
The early defeat seemed to take the wind out of the Coahoma sails, as the Tigers never put up much of a fight falling 10-0 in the second half of the double-header. O’Brien toed the rubber for the Tigers and was touched up early giving up eight hits, while walking two hitters and hitting another in 2 and 1/3 innings of work. NEMCC scored seven runs during that time before relief pitcher Talis Ulmer entered the game in the top of the third.
Ulmer finished the third and fourth inning without giving up another run, but Northeast caught up with him in the top of the fifth scoring three more runs by stringing together four base hits and taking advantage of another hit batsman. NEMCC would finish the game collecting 11 base hits (two doubles, one triple).
The Tigers managed just three hits in Game 2 and were shutout in the game-shortened (run rule) five-inning loss.
Coahoma (2-20, 0-10 in MACJC North) will travel on Tuesday to take on Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
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