Ben Van Cleve says he was impressed with the baseball program, coaches and facilities at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia.
That led to the Indianola Academy senior signing Monday to play there next year after committing in August.
With the winner of the game becoming the District 1AAA champion, the Indianola Academy Lt. Colonels stepped up to claim the crown Oct. 6 with a 20-8 victory over visiting Lee Academy of Clarksdale.
All eyes will once again be turned toward Indianola Friday night.
For the second time this season, the top-ranked Indianola Academy Colonels will play a No. 2-ranked AAA team when Heritage Academy of Columbus visits Legion Field for a 7 p.m. non-district contest.
The third time was the charm, and it came at the most opportune time.
Such was the case for Indianola Academy when it claimed a 3-1 home field victory Tuesday over Kirk Academy to open a Division III state playoff run.