Monday, March 25, 2013

ECCC Diamond Warriors/Itawamba Split Twin Bill

News Release: East Central Community College’s baseball team split decisions with Itawamba Community College in a non-division doubleheader played Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the Decatur campus. The Diamond Warriors held on for an 8-7 victory in the opener and fell 11-6 in the nightcap.

Ryan Shotts of Louisville and Newton County High School product Xavier Franklin led EC’s offense in the opener.
Shotts belted a triple and collected two RBIs. Franklin contributed a double and also knocked in two runs.

Other hitters were Terrance Steele of Neshoba Central, double; and Kalik May of Tuscaloosa County (Ala.), Tim Anderson of Hillcrest (Ala.), Chase Domino of Fairhope (Ala.), Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise and John Morgan Berry of Madison Central, singles each. May was also credited with an RBI.

Runs were scored by Shotts (2), Zach May of Newton County (2), Anderson, Rubert Alcantara, Saint George HS (Dominican Republic), Harmon and Steele. Blake Dubuisson picked up the win in relief. The right-hander allowed one earned run on four hits through 2 2/3 innings. He also walked a batter.

In the second contest, Anderson led the offense with a double and single. Other hitters were Domino and Kyle Henson of Starkville Academy, doubles each; and Franklin, Harmon and Jordan Mixon of East Webster, singles each. Runs were scored by Anderson (2), Franklin (2), Harmon and Steele. Starter Mitchell Wooten took the loss, allowing eight earned runs on six hits through 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander also fanned two batters and walked four.

The Diamond Warriors, now 12-13 overall, travel to division foe Copiah-Lincoln Community College Tuesday, March 26. Doubleheader action begins at 3 p.m. on the Wesson campus.

EC hosts MS Gulf Coast Community College Friday, March 29. The twin bill gets under way at 3 p.m. at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex.

East Central Community College’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Justin Brewer and Jack Edmonson.