Meridian Star


March 19, 2014

Meridian CC beats Eagles

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Community College Eagles continued its winning ways Tuesday afternoon by sweeping a road doubleheader (8-1, 7-4) at Wallace-Selma Community to push its winning streak to three games.

The Eagles are now 12-12 overall for the 2014 season with the doubleheader sweep of the Patriots.

MCC will return to action Wednesday afternoon at Scaggs Field to face Wallace-Hanceville in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

Former Clarkdale star Jonathan Porter had his best outing on the mound this season for the Eagles in the Game 1 victory.

Porter picked up the win on the mound by pitching five innings and allowing only one hit, to go along with three strikeouts. Scott Votaw led the way at the plate with a pair of hits and two RBI's, while former West Lauderdale standout Grant Hill collected two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the win.

Garrett Larosa also added a triple and a pair of RBI's in the victory.

The Eagles completed the sweep in Game 2 of the Patriots thanks to a great day at the plate by Ben Gann and Brooks Balisterri.

Gann smashed a two-run homer in the game, while Balisterri added three base hits from the lead-off spot for the Eagles.

Baylor Obert added a pair of base hits and Scott Votaw added two hits and one RBI.

Jake Smith earned the pitching win on the mound for the Eagles by working four innings.

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