BRCC Earns Split on Mardi Gras

BRCC Earns Split on Mardi Gras

BRCC hosted Meridian Community College and Jones County Junior College on Mardi Gras for a day of doubleheaders. 

BRCC began the day by playing Meridian Community College in a seven inning game. The Bears bounced on the Eagles right out of the gate, scoring six runs in the first on their way to a 12-5 victory over MCC.

In the first inning, BRCC's first four batters reached safely. Tyler Laporte started things off by reaching first base due to a Meridian error. A Seth Daugherty single would put runners on the corners.

Aidan Hodges would single to score Laporte and the Bears led 1-0.

A John Mauldin walk would load the bases. Followed by a Joseph Domingue two-RBI single would give the Bears a 3-0 lead. Mauldin would add another run when he scored by a sacrifice fly. 

BRCC was not finished. With Domingue on second, Michael Smith would belt a home run over the center field fence to give the Bears a 6-0 first inning lead.

Domingue would finish 4 for 4 with four singles and four RBI. He would score two runs.

Daugherty also had a multi-hit game; he went 2 for 3, while scoring three runs. 

In the night cap, BRCC squared off against Jones County Junior Colllege in a nine inning game. Melvin Frazier started the game on the mound. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks. 

The damage was done in the third inning. With two outs and a runner on base, Jones County's Eric Hoard hit a fly ball to right field and the ball hit the top of the fence and bounced over. The home run gave JCJC a 2-0 lead. 

The Bears found themselves down 4-0 heading to the bottom of the ninth. To this point, BRCC had only managed two hits in the contest, but were trying to mount a rally.

Mossy Mueller started things off with a walk. Daugherty would single to put runners on 1st and 2nd. 

Both runners would advance on a groundout and with runners in scoring position, Laporte singled to right field to put the Bears on the board. now trailing 4-1.

Hodges would follow suit with a single to make it 4-2.

A single by Mauldin scored a run to make it 4-3 with two runners on base and one out in the inning. 

Unfortunately, for BRCC the rally stopped there. Jones County was able to secure the victory by getting a fielder's choice and ending the game with a strike out. BRCC fell to Jones County 4-3.

Although the Bears finished the night with a loss, they have won four out of six games and improved their overall record to 11-16. BRCC is back in action on Saturday afternoon at Pete Goldsby. The Bears host Copiah-Lincoln for a doubleheader begging at 3:00 pm.