Area teams set for NEMCABB title rounds

Published 6:01 am Sunday, June 26, 2016

After two days of regional pool play, it’s win or go home for area baseball teams in the annual NEMCABB summer tournament.

The single-elimination rounds will begin Monday at the New Albany Sportsplex with Lafayette getting started early. The Commodores will take on Region 6 runner-up Calhoun City at 10 a.m. in their first tournament game. Previously scheduled games in Biloxi kept Lafayette from playing in its four-team regional tournament last week, automatically making the Commodores the No. 4 seed out of Region 4.

Oxford went unbeaten in the Region 8 tournament last week in Grenada, knocking off the host Chargers and Water Valley and tying South Panola to earn the region’s top seed and a bye. Oxford will await the winner of Lafayette and Calhoun City on Tuesday at noon.

Water Valley, the No. 4 seed out of Region 8, will start the single-elimination rounds against Region 7 runner-up Amory at 6 p.m. Monday. The Blue Devils went 0-3 in the regional.

The teams that advance to the championship game will decide if they want to play the game Wednesday at 6 p.m. or Thursday. The tournament is sponsored by NEMCABB, the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Association for Better Baseball.