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NWCC Uses Long Ball To Split With Mississippi Delta

Powered by a trio of home runs, the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers knocked off the Mississippi Delta Trojans 10-3 in the second game of a doubleheader April 21 at Ranger Field in Senatobia.

Northwest dropped the first contest to the Trojans 4-3. The Rangers are 25-20 overall and in third place in the MACJC North Division with a 12-8 mark.

Northwest sophomore second baseman Seth Milliorn of Olive Branch collected the first of the Rangers’ three home runs in the second game with a solo shot in the opening inning. Sophomore designated hitter Hunter Parham of Southaven gave Northwest a 6-3 lead in the fourth frame by hitting the team’s third grand slam of the season.

The Rangers put the game out of reach in the sixth inning when sophomore first baseman Davis Horton of Oxford blasted a three-run over the wall in right center. In four games against Mississippi Delta this spring, Horton totaled nine hits, 11 RBIs, and a pair of homers.

Northwest also got a solid pitching performance from sophomore Daniel Husband of Tunica who struck out seven in earning the complete game victory to improve his record to 6-2.

Mississippi Delta held a 3-2 lead in the opening game, but the Rangers tied the score in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by sophomore outfielder Tyler Benson of Pope that scored Joel Rich of Southaven.

The Trojans scored the winning run in the top of the seventh on an RBI-double.

Northwest freshman pitcher Charley Sullivan of Oxford took the loss to drop his record to 3-4.

The Rangers travel to Scooba Tuesday, April 27 to battle East Mississippi at 2 p.m.

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