|EMCC Lions to host Northeast looking for first baseball postseason playoff berth since 2004|
SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College baseball team is just one win away from earning the program’s first postseason playoff berth since 2004.
Set to conclude their regular-season baseball slate by playing host to Northeast Mississippi in a 3 p.m. Saturday doubleheader at EMCC’s Gerald Poole Field, the Lions need to manage a split with the visiting Tigers to claim the fourth and final playoff spot from the MACJC’s North Division.
EMCC and Northeast are currently tied for fourth place in the division standings with identical 12-10 league records. However, the Lions would prevail in a possible head-to-head tiebreaker situation resulting in a Saturday split, because they previously swept the Tigers, 17-7 and 8-2, back on April 6 in Booneville.
With a victory against Northeast, EMCC would travel to 14th-ranked Jones County for a best-of-three playoff series set to take place May 6-7 at Community Bank Park in Ellisville. The winner of the best-of-three series between the North Division’s No. 4 seed (EMCC or Northeast) and the top-seeded JCJC Bobcats of the MACJC’s South Division will advance to the MACJC State Baseball Tournament to be played May 12-14.
Head coach Chris Rose’s EMCC Lions enter Saturday’s regular-season finale with a 14-27 overall record, but their 12-10 league mark ranks as the most division wins in one season by an East Mississippi baseball club since the decade of the 1990s.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2011 )|
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