21 Apr

it’s all happening

Big week for the small colleges. It actually started on Monday when Mississippi College beat Texas-Tyler to win the American Southwest Conference East Division title. MC will host Mary Hardin-Baylor in a best-of-3 this weekend in the opening round of the ASC playoffs. Delta State, nationally ranked in Division II, takes on NAIA Belhaven tonight at Smith-Wills Stadium in the renewal of an old rivalry, and NAIA William Carey hosts NCAA Division II No. 1 Southern Arkansas in Hattiesburg today. Carey, trying to lock up the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular season title, hosts Belhaven in a three-game series this weekend. Delta State, meanwhile, will travel to Southern Arkansas for a big Gulf South Conference West clash. Not to be forgotten, Millsaps, ranked No. 1 in one Division III poll, is hosting the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament this week at Smith-Wills. The Majors play the third game (7 p.m.) on Thursday against Centre. The six-team tournament runs through Sunday. The junior colleges will wind up their regular season this week, settling some playoff berths before next week’s best-of-3 opening round series in the MACJC Tournament. Buckle your seatbelts, seamheads.
P.S. Former Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College star Tim Corcoran, a onetime big leaguer, will start tonight for the Chattanooga Lookouts against the Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park. First pitch is 7:05.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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