East Mississippi Lady Lions eye first place, host role
From staff reports
April 17, 2002
The East Mississippi Lady Lions are sitting in first place in the Mississippi Junior College North Division standings.
Coach Pam Moore's team is 12-2 in league action. They head to Mississippi Delta for two games on Thursday.
If the Lady Lions win the North Division, they will earn the right to host the State and Region 23 Softball Tournament. The problem is, finding a spot for it.
Years to forget
The East Central Community College Warriors fell to 9-24 and lost their 11th straight baseball game with Monday's 4-3 loss to East Mississippi for the Judge's Cup at Scooba.
East Mississippi improved to 12-25 with the win and took the year's series from the Warriors three games to one.
With eight games remaining, the Warriors are well on the way to their worst season since the 1987 team went 3-29 the year prior to Jamie Clark's arrival at Decatur. Clark's first team went 17-25 in 1988.
Meridian Community College fell to 16-22 in losing two of its three games to Delgado Community College last weekend in New Orleans.
ECCC tough time
The East Central CC Warrior baseball team is on a bad end of long slide. The Warriors dropped their 11th straight game on Monday night falling to East Mississippi in the Judge's Cup 4-3 on a bottom of the ninth single by Josh Snider.
East Central is now 9-24 on the season. It's last two losses have come on game-ending RBI hits.
Glaze known here
Jones Junior College head baseball coach Bobby Glaze is in his 12th season with the Bobcats. He graduated from Newton High School in 1971 and played at now-defunct Clarke College in Newton before continuing his career at Mississippi College where he was selected Most Valuable Player. Glaze coached five years at Newton and 10 at R.H. Watkins High School in Laurel. His prep record for the 15 years was 184-152.
Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt pitched two years at Holmes Community College and appeared in the Region 23 Division I Tournament at Meridian Community College.
Women staying put
Salina, Kan., has been chosen to host the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship three more years after its current contract expires in 2003.
Bryan, Texas, and Northeastern Colorado also bid for the event.