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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007
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Cahoun looks for another solid baseball season

From Staff Reports

After posting a winning season a year ago, Calhoun Community College's baseball program is off to a good start again.

The Warhawks are 4-0 with double-header wins over Faulkner University and Coahoma Community College. Calhoun plays again at home against Northeast Mississippi on Saturday at noon.

Calhoun's baseball team went 42-15 last year in its first season back on campus. The school dropped athletics May 4, 2001, before restarting the program in time for the 2006 season.

Warhawks head coach Jim Morrill said he's optimitics about this season.

"We were fortunate to have the success we did last season but we must realize that no one will take us for granted anymore," Morrill said.

Calhoun's team should be young but has a strong sophomore class, which includes pitcher Jay Sivley of Hartselle High, shortstop Cole Mitchell of West Limestone and infielder Zach Kirby of West Morgan.

"I like this teams attitude and work ethic and hope that this will translate to success on the diamond," Morrill said.

"We had a strong fall semester academically, and all of our players are eligible for competition in the spring."

Calhoun will open its Alabama Community College Conference schedule at Lawson State in Birmingham on Feb. 23. The league will feature a new format with North and South Divisions, and the ACCC tournament will be May 12-19 in Dothan.

"We are excited about this season and hope to continue to build on the success of last year," Morrill said.

Morrill's assistant coaches are Nathan Brownlow, Curtis Griffith, and Chris Davis.

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