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February 3, 2013

Roundup — Eagles open campaign with pair of wins

MERIDIAN —     The Meridian Community College Eagles opened the 2013 season in grand fashion with a pair of road victories at Alabama Southern. The Eagles secured a comeback win in their opener against Chipola 4-2 and collected a shutout victory in Game 2 against Alabama Southern 6-0. In addition to opening 2-0, the wins were also the first for Dillon Sudduth, who is in his first season as the MCC head coach.

    MCC returns to action Tuesday afternoon for its home opener in a noon doubleheader against East Mississippi Community College.

Meridian    4

Chipola    2

    The Eagles scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the dramatic comeback win in the opening game.

    MCC trailed 2-0 for much of the game, but the Eagles were able to rally in the sixth inning. The Eagles scored its first run in the inning on an error by Chipola and Mac Siebert drove in a pair of runs moments later on a single to give MCC a 3-2 lead. Johnathan Youngblood followed with an RBI single.

    Blake Barrow picked up the win out of the bullpen by working the final three innings in relief of Brandon Smith. Barrow allowed no hits and collected two strikeouts.

    MCC finished with seven hits and Youngblood led the way with a pair to go along with one stolen base.

— from school reports

Meridian    6

Alabama Southern    0

    Ole Miss signee Mitchell Babb picked up the win by tossing three shutout innings as the Eagles blanked the hosts.

    Kevin Hall led the offense with a first inning two-run home run, while Charles Morton added an RBI double. Former West Lauderdale star Grant Hill added an RBI single.

— from school reports

PREP BASKETBALL

Clarkdale girls     57

Enterprise     26

    Senior Anna Mabry led Clarkdale on senior night with 14 points on the night, while Shauna Donaldson scored 13.

    Ashton Howell scored 10 points to lead Enterprise.

    Clarkdale improved to 8-15 (4-7) with the win and will host Scot Central on Tuesday.

— Tony Tsoukalas

Clarkdale boys     39

Enterprise     36

    Derias Croft led Clarkdale with 11 points, while Enterprise was led by Cade Gibson who scored a game-high 15 points.

    Clarkdale will host Scott Central on Tuesday.

— Tony Tsoukalas

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