Series-bound team presented with flag

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2005

WESSON – With a little help from District 39 Sen. CindyHyde-Smith, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves baseballteam is ready to fly the Mississippi flag at the NJCAA Division IIWorld Series.

On Wednesday, Hyde-Smith presented the team with a state flagthat will be flown during the World Series beginning Saturday inMillington, Tenn. The senator said she also will introduce a Senateresolution in honor of the Wolves’ accomplishments.

“We are so proud of you,” Hyde-Smith told the team afterreceiving an autographed baseball during Wednesday’s flagpresentation.

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The Co-Lin team, which leaves Friday for Tennessee, is one ofeight playing for the national championship. Other junior collegeteams are from Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan, Arizona, New Jersey,and two from Illinois.

The Wolves (30-26) play Elgin (Ill.) Community College (52-8) inthe series’ first round at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Co-Lin Head Coach Keith Case said the state flags of theparticipating junior and community colleges will fly on outfieldpoles during the series. As teams are eliminated, their respectiveflags will come down until only one remains.

“I’d love for it to be the Mississippi flag,” Case said,although acknowledging the Wolves are the underdogs in the series.”That would be very nice.”