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Lincoln Co. players enjoy memorable ride

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / Local Brookhaven players (from left) Gage Posey, Houston Case, Andrew Culver proudly holds the JUCO National runner-up trophy. The freshmen pitchers represented Lincoln County as the Hinds Community College Eagles made a historic run the NJCAA College World Series and finished second in the championship contest.

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / Local Brookhaven players (from left) Gage Posey, Houston Case, Andrew Culver proudly holds the JUCO National runner-up trophy. The freshmen pitchers represented Lincoln County as the Hinds Community College Eagles made a historic run the NJCAA College World Series and finished second in the championship contest.

For Houston Case and Gage Posey it was an experience like no other. The two Brookhaven natives won a game in the NJCAA Division Two World Series last week in Enid, Oklahoma

Both are freshmen pitchers on the Hinds Community College team. Mesa CC, Arizona captured the National Championship with a 9-7 win over Hinds in 11 innings Saturday night.

Both Posey and Case pitched in the National Championship game. Another Brookhaven native on the Hinds CC team in Andrew Culver made the trip despite being redshirted this season.

Hinds finished National Runners Up and No. 2 in the nation. The Eagles had one of their best seasons in school history, collecting the Region 23 Championship over Jones CC and LSU-Eunice in the process.