Monday, March 4, 2013

ECCC Softball Squad Sweeps Baton Rouge

March 4, 2013 News Release: East Central Community College’s fast-pitch softball squad improved to 10-4 overall following a doubleheader sweep of Baton Rouge Community College Thursday, Feb 28 on the Baton Rouge (La.) campus.

The Lady Diamond Warriors held on for a 4-3 decision in the opener and cruised 10-1 in the nightcap.

Dakota Vowell belted a double and single and scored a run to lead EC’s offense in the first contest. Vowell is a product of Neshoba Central High School.

Haley Stephens of Union was the top run producer with a two-run single.

Other hitters were Morgan Porter of Enterprise, Ty Buckley of Neshoba Central and Amber McBroom of Brandon, singles each. Each also scored a run.

Tenna Patterson picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on five hits in the seven-inning matchup. She also fanned six batters and walked one. Patterson is a product of Lexington (Ala.) High School.

In the second contest, A.J. Peeler led the offense with a grand slam home run, two doubles and six RBIs. Peeler is a Neshoba Central product.

Other sluggers were Kristen Chipley of Leake Academy, two doubles and RBI; Stephens, double, single and RBI; Porter, McBroom, Buckley and Vowell, two singles each; and LaJoya Griffin of Philadelphia and Casey Cherry of Union, singles each.

Runs were scored by McBroom (3), Buckley (2), Griffin, Porter, Stephens and Cherry.

Mary Sanders of Vidalia, La., was the winning pitcher in the five-inning contest, which was called due to the eight-run rule. Sanders allowed one run on six hits. She also fanned a batter and walked one. Sanders is a product of Adams County Christian School.

EC battles Holmes Community College Monday, March 4. Games times are 3 and 5 p.m. on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Warriors travel to Mississippi Delta Community College Wednesday, March 6. Doubleheader action gets under way at 1 p.m. on the Moorhead campus.

East Central’s fast-pitch softball program is led by first-year head coach Kristin Chaney and assistant Courtney Nunn.