Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hinds player's death causes cancellation of MGCCC baseball doubleheader

PERKINSTON, Mississippi -- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's baseball home doubleheader against Hinds scheduled for Saturday was canceled due to the recent death of Hinds player Chase Wroten. The games will not be made up unless they affect the MACJC South Division race.
Wroten, 19, suffered a stroke and collapsed on the mound during the seventh inning of a game against East Central Community College on Wednesday. He underwent emergency brain surgery that night at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, but died Friday afternoon.
Gulf Coast (16-16, 9-5) is back in action in a 2 p.m. Tuesday doubleheader at Copiah-Lincoln. The Bulldogs are 2 ½ games behind first-place Jones County in the South Division, with eight games remaining in the regular season. more read...