Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ECCC Diamond Warriors Sweep Copiah-Lincoln

Press Release: Tim Anderson and Chase Domino combined for seven hits and five RBIs in leading East Central Community College to a 15-0 blowout of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the first of two wins over the home standing Wolves Tuesday, March 26 on the Wesson campus.The Diamond Warriors held on for a 5-2 decision in the nightcap to improve to 14-3 overall and more importantly 6-2 in the MACJC South Division.

Anderson, a product of Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., belted a triple, double and two singles to complete a perfect 4-for-4 performance at the plate. He was also credited with two RBIs and scored three runs.

Domino had two doubles and a single and knocked in three runs. He also scored twice. Domino is a product of Fairhope (Ala.) High School.

Other hitters were Dominican Republic native Rubert Alcantara, double, single and two RBIs; and Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise, single and three RBIs; Ryan Shotts of Louisville and Terrance Steele of Neshoba Central, single and RBI each; and Xavier Franklin of Newton County, single.

Also scoring runs were Shotts (2), Alcantara (2), Zach May (2) of Newton County, Franklin, Steele, Deion Ulmer of Laurel and Jake Bush of Brookwood (Ala.) High School.

Right-hander Severino Signa of Stoneville went the distance in the five-inning contest to record the victory. Signa allowed four hits, fanned four batters and walked two. Signa is a product of Deer Creek High School.

In the second contest, Domino tripled and singled and knocked in a run to lead the offense.

Also with multiple hits were Alcantara, Franklin, Ulmer and John Morgan Berry of Madison Central, two singles each. Anderson and Harmon contributed a single each.

Alcantara, Berry, Ulmer and Shotts were credited with an RBI each.

Runs were scored by Anderson, Alcantara, Franklin, Berry and Steele.

Southpaw Caleb McKee went the distance in the seven-inning battle to earn the win. McKee allowed two earned runs on four hits. The Neshoba Central product fanned five batters and walked two.

The Diamond Warriors host division foe Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Friday, March 29. The twin bill begins at 3 p.m. at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex.

EC travels to Hinds Community College Wednesday, April 3 in another key division matchup. Doubleheader action begins at 3 p.m. on the Raymond campus.

The Diamond Warriors are led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Justin Brewer and Jack Edmonson.