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May 1, 2014

Lions to host ECCC in baseball playoffs

DECATUR — Two longtime rivals will meet on the diamond in a best-of-three series with a berth in the MACJC State Baseball Tournament on the line.

    The defending state champion East Central Community College Diamond Warriors will travel to East Mississippi Community College for the post-season competition, with the first game set for 7 p.m. Friday on the Scooba campus.

    Game 2 is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. A Game 3 – if needed – begins immediately after the second game. All games will be held in Scooba.

    The Diamond Warriors will be looking to avenge early season losses to the Lions. EC fell 6-5 and 3-0 in doubleheader action held Feb. 21 at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.

    East Central qualified for the post-season series as the No. 4 seed in the MACJC South Division. The Diamond Warriors and MS Gulf Coast Community College both had 10-14 division marks but EC captured three of four regular season matchups with the Bulldogs to qualify for the post-season. Jones County Junior College won the division with an 18-6 record, followed by Hinds Community College (17-7) and Pearl River Community College (12-12). Southwest Community College finished at 9-15 and Copiah-Lincoln Community College at 8-16. The top four teams in each division advance to the post-season series.

    East Mississippi won the MACJC North Division with an 18-6 mark. Northeast finished second at 17-7, followed by Northwest (16-8), Holmes (12-12), MS Delta (9-15) and Coahoma (0-24).

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