UPDATE: Wednesday Home Game Cancelled
UPDATE:WEDNESDAY GAME AGAINST HINDS CCC HAS BEEN CANCELLED
CLARKSDALE — After inclement weather forced this weekend’s home MACJC North Division Conference games to be held on the road, the Coahoma Community College baseball team is hoping that it will get to host its two scheduled home games this week against Hinds (Wednesday) and East Mississippi (Saturday).
The Tigers are halfway through their MACJC North Division schedule and have yet to earn a win inside the conference. They have also only been able to host two games inside the friendly confines of the Eddie C. Smith Sportsplex due to damage from storms in December followed by torrential rain that has forced the team to play conference games on the road.
The Tigers traveled to Moorhead for the second time this season, and fell to 0-4 against the Trojans on the season losing both ends of a double-header 13-0, and 9-0. The Tigers were only able to scrape together four total hits during the games and fell to 0-14 inside the MACJC North Division.
The Tigers were locked in a tight Game 1 through seven innings as starting pitcher Talis Ulmer managed to keep CCC within striking distance scattering a handful of hits and recording six strikeouts. With Ulmer’s pitch count rising, Coahoma looked to the bullpen at the start of the eighth inning. The CCC relievers were unable to answer the call giving up nine runs in the top of the eighth inning thanks to four walks, and a pair of passed balls.
After the nine-inning opener, Game 2 was a seven-inning affair that saw the Trojans score runs in the second (1), third (3), fifth (2) and seventh (3) innings to complete the sweep with its second shutout of the day, 9-0.
Coahoma only managed one hit in Game 2.
The Tigers will have four opportunities to pickup a win this week, but they will have to be earned, as both opponents sit atop the MACJC standings. Hinds (No. 1 is South) will travel to Clarksdale Wednesday boasting a 21-12, 11-3 MACJC South Division record while East MS (No. 1 in North) is ranked No. 5 in the nation with a 22-8 and 9-3 MACJC North Division record.
Wednesday's game (has been cancelled), and Saturday's game will begin at noon.