Several former players from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are helping community college and four-year schools in baseball and softball around the state. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)
Several former area baseball players will take part in a Sophomore Showcase on Friday at Hinds Community College. The showcase is open to select players from schools located in Region 23, which also includes Louisiana. (more…) (September 15, 2011, Page 7)
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
NEW ALBANY — Ole Miss’ Jimel Judon looks like a completely different batter on the diamond of the New Albany Sportsplex this summer.
Judon’s stance is the same, but his production certainly is not.
After recording just two hits in 36 at-bats last summer for the Tallahatchie Rascals of the Cotton States Baseball League, the former Myrtle standout is hitting .400 — good enough for third amongst league regulars — through nine games this season. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
Action in the Cotton States Baseball League got underway in New Albany over the weekend with several local players getting their season off to good starts. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
The Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers will host a first-round MACJC baseball playoff series this weekend in Senatobia. NWCC, the co-champions in the North Division, host East Central, the No. 3 seed from the south, Friday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday that begins at noon. The winner of the best-of-three series will then advance to the state championships May 12-14. Admission to the weekend series is $5 for adults, children 12 and under and all Northwest faculty, staff and students will be admitted for free. (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
Three former area high school baseball players helped lift the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a share of the MACJC North Division title on Saturday.
Led by right-hander Cody Grey on the mound, Lafayette run-ruled Senatobia 11-1 in five innings at W.V. Brewer Field. (March 28, 2011, Page 2B)
BLOG — Several former local baseball standouts helped the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers earn two wins Wednesday afternoon at Ranger Field in Senatobia. (more…) (February 17, 2011)
NEW ALBANY — With back-to-back strikeouts looking delivered by starter Jordan Moore, the Tallahatchie Rascals held on to claim the Cotton States Baseball League championship with a 2-0 win over the North Delta Dealers Saturday.
Players from the Rascals dugout didn’t pour onto the field, dogpile or pop a celebratory champagne bottle (in part because alcoholic beverages are prohibited from the New Albany Sportsplex’s grounds).
Likewise, Dealers players didn’t pout, smash bats or fall to the diamond in anguish. Both teams simply shook hands and then immediately set their sights on what’s next — their respective fall and spring seasons.
Nobody likes to lose, but the CSBL isn’t just about immediate success.
While all the players in the wooden bat summer league would have loved to hoist the CSBL’s trophy on Saturday, what they’re really hoping for is that the hard work they put in over the hot summer months will pay off in the future. (August 2, 2010, Page 6)