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March 20, 2014

Meridian CC sweeps Wallace-Hanceville in baseball

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Community College Eagles are starting to peak at the right time of the season after getting off to a very slow start to the 2014 season. The Eagles extended its winning streak to five games with a doubleheader sweep (9-3, 10-7) of Wallace-Hanceville Community College Wednesday afternoon at Scaggs Field.

The Eagles moved its record to 14-12 overall with the sweep, while the Lions dropped to 7-20 overall for the year. Meridian will now prepare for a big weekend at Scaggs Field as Baton Rouge Community College will be in town to begin a three-game series.

The Miss-Lou Conference series will begin Saturday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and will conclude with the third game of the set Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Eagles had five players with multi-hits in the six-run victory in Game One of the doubleheader. Michael Druhan had the biggest day at the plate in the opening game of the twin bill with a game-high three hits and two RBI's. Brooks Balisterri,

Ben Gann, Scott Votaw, and Kevin Hall each had two hits in the opening victory of the day for MCC.

Mac Siebert added a two-run double and former West Lauderdale star Grant Hill added an RBI base hit. MCC finished Game One with 14 total hits and Wallace-Hanceville had six hits.

Chandler Blakeney was credited with the pitching win by working two innings out of the bullpen for Meridian.

The Eagles completed the sweep in Game Two over the Lions with plenty of contributions throughout the entire lineup. MCC finished Game Two with 13 total hits and Wallace-Hanceville was not far behind with 10 hits.

Kevin Hall led the offense in Game Two with three hits and three RBI's, while Mac

Siebert also had three hits and three RBI's in the victory. Ben Gann and Brooks Balisterri each had two hits, while Garrett Larosa added an RBI double in the three-run win.

Catcher Jared Savell also had a great day at the plate with a two-run single for the green and white.

Michael Druhan picked up the pitching win and Baylor Obert was credited with the save in Game 2.

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