RAYMOND, MS (WLBT) -
It's been a big week for the baseball program at Hinds Community College. The Eagles captured the MACJC State Tournament title Saturday for the first time since 1989. Now, Hinds has earned the right to host a 4-team regional beginning play Thursday afternoon. Eagles head coach Sam Temple says his guys have put themselves in a good position going forward.
"Our guys are going to be able to sleep in their own beds at night, use their own dressing facilities, and the biggest one-- being able to play on their home field. Our guys have a real challenge ahead of them to try and win this thing and advance to the World Series, and so to be able to play on your home field is invaluable," Temple said.
Hinds will open the tournament Thursday afternoon against Pearl River Community College. Game time is set for 3:00 PM.