Next weekend’s Region 23 Tournament can’t get here soon enough for the Itawamba Community College offense.
On Saturday, the Indian bats capped off a dominating three-day performance in a 17-6 throttling of Holmes at the MACJC State Tournament in Raymond, giving ICC its fourth state championship in school history.
In three tournament wins, ICC scored 47 runs, including the tourney-high 17 against Holmes. In the championship game, eight ICC starters registered multiple hits and the Indians collected 19 on the day. The Indians outscored Holmes 13-0 in the first three innings.
Justin Bryant and Nate Coleman led the way with three hits each and Josh Chism delivered his fifth home run of the year.
With the win, ICC improved to 43-11 on the season.
The state title is ICC’s first since head coach Rick Collier’s first season in 2003. That year, the Indians advanced all the way to the NJCAA World Series.
This season, ICC will have to advance through the Region 23 Tourney, which is hosted by No. 1 ranked LSU Eunice and begins Thursday.
ICC will play Hinds in the opening round; Holmes will meet LSU-Eunice.
Daily Journal reports