Coahoma Baseball Still Searching for First Conference Win
CLARKSDALE — The Coahoma Community College baseball team was excited to host their first home game of the season after December storm damage forced them to play their first 16 games of the season on the road. But the excitement was stifled, along with the Tigers bats Saturday, by the visiting Northwest Rangers who claimed two decisive wins at Eddie C. Smith Sportsplex.
After a fast start in the first inning of Game 1, the Coahoma bats went ice cold for the remainder of the day. The Tigers (2-18, 0-6 MACJC North) managed just six total hits and struck out 19 times on the afternoon falling 9-2 in the opener, and 11-0 in Game 2 when Northwest (13-9, 4-4 MACJC North) pitcher Domenick Carlini retired the final 19 batters he faced.
The Northwest bats were anything but silent as they accumulated 17 hits (22 total) on the afternoon, including six doubles, against Coahoma starting pitchers Jonathon Oglesby and Jimi Boyd.
The Tigers will try to right the ship on Wednesday when they travel to Itawamba in another MACJC North Division matchup. The Indians (12-10, 2-4 MACJC North) are coming off of a pair of losses on Saturday to Mississippi Delta.
Coahoma will return home this Saturday to take on Northeast MS (11-11, 4-2 MACJC North) in a double-header beginning at 1 p.m.