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February 21, 2014

Meridian CC gets sweep in baseball over Wallace-Selma

SELMA, Ala. — Meridian Community College baseball squad traveled to Wallace Community College-Selma Wednesday evening and came back with a doubleheader sweep over the Patriots.

MCC defeated Wallace-Selma in the opening game, 10-,4 and came away with the sweep in the second game, 1-0.

The Eagles used some power at the plate and solid pitching to come away with the victory in the opening game of the doubleheader.

Freshman Chandler Blakeney picked up his first collegiate victory on the mound and allowed only one hit in 2 2/3 innings of work. Garrett Larosa led the offense with three hits, including a home run and three runs batted in for the green and white.

Paul Angel ended the game with a pair of hits and two runs scored, while freshman Dalton Thomas collected a pair of hits for Meridian.

Sophomore Ben Gann tossed five scoreless innings and collected four strikeouts to grab his first pitching win of his MCC career in Game 2. Gann tossed 4 2/3 percect innings before surrendering his first hit of the game.

Sophomore Kellon Hibbard picked up his first save of the season, pitching the final two innings in relief.

Dalton Thomas led the way with a pair of hits, including a solo home run. Baylor Obert also collected a double at the plate in the victory for MCC.

The Eagles (5-3) have now won five of its last six games after starting the season 0-2.

MCC will open a four-game home stand this weekend at Scaggs Field. The Eagles will tangle with Coahoma Community College in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday and will battle Jones County Junior College in a twin bill set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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