No. 4 ICC baseball sweeps Northeast in Booneville

No. 4 ICC baseball sweeps Northeast in Booneville

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – The ICC baseball team moved up to No. 4 in the NJCAA rankings on Tuesday and picked up a pair of wins over rival Northeast on Wednesday to stay in the chase for the MACJC championship.

Game 1: No. 4 Indians 9, Northeast 4

The Indians (26-5-1, 11-3 MACJC) picked up a 9-4 win in the first game of the doubleheader after totaling 13 hits in the win.

Austin Powell (Star City, Ark.) went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, a RBI, and a sacrifice bunt. LaBryant Siddell (Tupelo) had a two-run home run and Lane Domino (Fulton) added a solo home run.

Justin Medlin (Ripley) improved to 4-0 after scattering six hits and giving up three runs, all earned, while striking out seven in six innings of work.

Game 2: No. 4 Indians 7, Northeast 3 

ICC set the tone early by scoring four runs in the top of the first in its 7-3 game two win.

Coker went 3-for-3 with a walk to help the Indians tally nine hits in the win. Kyle Crigger (Corinth) blasted a two-run home run to put ICC up 7-2 in the fourth inning and went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Hunter Hughes (Saltillo) moved to 3-1 on the season in the win.

The Tigers fell to 15-17 on the year and 5-11 in conference play in the sweep.

The Indians were scheduled to travel to East Central (17-13, 10-6 MACJC) on Monday before hosting No. 15 Northwest (24-6, 13-3 MACJC) on Tuesday and wrapping up the week with a home doubleheader with Co-Lin (16-11, 7-7 MACJC) on Friday.

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