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Parklane’s Robinson signs baseball pact with Co-Lin

WESSON -Christopher Robinson of McComb Parklane Academy ismoving from one championship baseball program to another.

WESSON -Christopher Robinson of McComb Parklane Academy ismoving from one championship baseball program to another. Afterhelping the Parklane Pioneers win the Class AAAA statechampionship, Robinson has signed a scholarship with theCopiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves.

“We are very happy to have Christopher sign with the Wolves,”said Co-Lin head coach Keith Case. “He comes from a championshipprogram. He can really step in and help us.”

Already signed by Case were Seth Lofton and Jason Miles of LoydStar, David Gray of Baker, La., Brandon Holleman of Denham Springs,La., Brett Duncan of Simpson County Academy, Jacob Hartwig ofMendenhall, Matthew Lea of Clinton, Kyle Beall of Central Private(La.), and Arlandus Brown of Brookhaven.

“We signed a talented group of players,” said Case. “They willhelp us fill some big shoes.”

Case directed the Wolves to their best ever season last spring.They finished 47-17, winning regional and district championshipsand placing fourth in the NJCAA Division II World Series atMillington, Tenn.

Robinson (6-1, 210), also was a right-handed pitcher, posting a9-3 record with a 3.49 ERA. At the plate, he batted .347, hittingsix home runs. He collected 10 doubles and 35 RBI.

He played for Coach Ken Jackson at Parklane. Robinson was namedto The Daily Leader’s All-Area Baseball Team and Jacksonwas named Coach of the Year.

Lofton (6-1, 195) played the outfield and infield at Loyd Starand worked as a pitcher. He was named The Daily Leader’s Playerof the Year on the 2000 All-Lincoln County Team.

Miles (6-2, 225) is an infielder/outfielder who also wasnamed to the All-Lincoln County Team. Lofton also pitched at LoydStar. He and Lofton both played for the Brookhaven Brakeman, aCotton State wooden bat league team.

Brown (6-0, 160) was an outfielder for the BrookhavenPanthers. He was an All-County selection and named Most ValuableDefensive Player in the High School All-Star Game.

Beall (6-0, 155) played shortstop for Central Private as theRebels won the MPSA Class AA state title a third consecutiveyear.

Lea (6-0, 155) played second base for the Clinton Arrows. Healso played for the Clinton Bluff in the Cotton StateLeague.

Hartwig (6-2,155) was a right-handed pitcher at Mendenhall.He was named MVP on his team.

Gray (6-1, 195) played catcher for Baker. He was twice namedto the All-State team.

Holleman (6-1, 210), played first base and third base forDenham Springs. He was a 2-time All-State selection . He also wasnamed to Academic All-State squad.

Walker (5-11, 210) is an outfielder from Natchez. Hetransferred from Meridian Community College to Co-Lin. He was afirst-team all-state selection. He also played for the BrookhavenBrakemen.

Duncan (6-1, 185) was named MVP on the Class AAAAll-conference team. He was named to the MPSA all-starsquad.