A second-straight MACJC State Baseball Championship was not to be for the East Central Community College Diamond Warriors who fell 9-8 to Hinds Community College in an elimination game late Friday, May 9, 2014.
East Central, which fell 12-1 to the Eagles in first-round action Thursday, May 8, defeated tournament host Northeast MS Mississippi Community College 12-4 late Friday to clinch a spot in this week’s Region 23 Baseball Tournament scheduled May 15-17 and hosted by the state champion Jones County Junior College Bobcats in Ellisville.
The Diamond Warriors (23-27) battle Jones County (43-9) at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the double-elimination event. Hinds (32-18) and LSU-Eunice (41-11) meet at 2 p.m.
All Region 23 Tournament games featuring JCJC will air on www.jcjc.tv.
The regional champion will advance to the NJCAA Division II World Series set for May 24-31 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma.