|EMCC Lions drop 1-0 rain-shortened home decision to Mississippi Delta|
The nightcap of the scheduled twin bill was cancelled due to rain.SCOOBA, Miss. – Under threatening skies, the EMCC Lions dropped a 1-0 rain-shortened home decision to Mississippi Delta Thursday afternoon in MACJC North Division baseball action at Gerald Poole Field on the Scooba campus.
As severe weather approached the Kemper County area, Delta right-hander Ted Washington and EMCC freshman hurler Tyler Richardson battled head-to-head in a quick-moving hitless contest that lasted 5 ½ innings before being called due to rain. Improving to 4-2 on the year after moving over from the Trojan basketball team, Washington baffled the Lion hitters primarily with his hard-breaking slider. The 6-foot-2 Hollandale native faced the minimum of EMCC batters through five innings, striking out seven and allowing just one walk. Lion clean-up hitter Derek Beach led off the fifth with a walk, but was thrown out attempting to steal second.
Allowing four bases on balls through the opening two innings, Richardson’s early wildness ended up being the difference in the no-hit contest. Delta’s Travis Chouccoli walked to open the second inning and advanced around to third on a wild pitch and ensuing ground out. After reaching first base by way of a two-out walk, Parker Livingston stole second and Chouccoli sped home to beat the throw from second base on the steal attempt. A product of West Lauderdale High School, Richardson, now 2-6 on the season, did settle down to record nine strikeouts in dropping the tough-luck decision.
Thursday’s scheduled doubleheader between the Lions and Trojans in Scooba was delayed one day because of transportation problems incurred by Mississippi Delta that prevented the team from traveling to EMCC on Wednesday.
Coach Tony Montgomery’s Lions, now 6-28 overall and 2-9 in North Division play, continue their current four-date home stand by playing host to Jones County in a non-divisional twin bill set to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Scooba campus.
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 April 2009 )|
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