Tigers Still Looking for First Win After Losses at Jackson State

2014-02-20 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Matthew E. Killebrew, Director; (662) 621-4157 - mkillebrew@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

2014 Tiger Baseball Team

JACKSON — The Coahoma Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Jackson State Community College. Multiple errors and walks led to unearned runs that buried the Tigers early in Game 1. Coahoma didn’t push their first run across the plate until the fourth inning, and by the time CCC put together its first rally in the fifth inning, they were trailing 11-1.

The Tigers took advantage of three walks and strung together four hits to bring the score to 11-6 during the top of the fifth inning; but they wouldn’t threaten again. Jackson State added three more runs in the top of the fifth and six innings for the final 14-6 tally.

Coahoma pitchers handed out eight walks and hit three JSCC batters during the first game while giving up five hits. At the plate, the Tigers collected ten hits but were only issued three walks and had only one batter hit by a pitch. Defensively, CCC committed five errors.

In Game 2, the Generals roughed-up Coahoma early collecting six hits, and using two homeruns to stake themselves to an early 4-0 lead. After going down in order in the first two innings, The Tigers battled back in the third scoring three runs of their own and pulling within a run. However, Jackson state would pick up another run in the bottom of the third, and two more in the fifth, while CCC only managed to put one more run across in the top of the fifth and lost their sixth-consecutive game to open the season, 7-4.

The Coahoma pitchers only issued two free passes in the second loss, but JSCC collected seven hits and took advantage of four CCC defensive errors.

“It’s still early, but we’ve got to cut out the errors, our pitchers have to quit handing out so many walks and we’ve got to quit allowing so many unearned runs,” said Head Baseball Coach Kenny Strong. “We’ll have an inning or two where we put the bat on the ball, and show flashes of brilliance, but we haven’t yet put together a complete game … we’ve got to become more consistent.”

The Tigers will have their next shot to get on the winning track Saturday when they travel for a double-header at Meridian Community College. The first half of the double bill is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Hitting Leaders:

Matt Rappa:3-for-6, with three singles
Hudson Ross:3-for-7 with two doubles
Justin Powell:4-for-8 with four singles
TJ Knowles:2-for-4 with two singles