Monday, April 21, 2014

ECCC Diamond Warriors Take Twin Bill from Lawson State

East Central Community College’s baseball team posted a pair of victories over Lawson State Community College during the regular season home finale held Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur. Sophomore players were also recognized during the non-division matchups.

The Diamond Warriors held on for a 3-2 decision in the opener and blanked the visitors 4-0 in the nightcap to improve to 19-21 overall. EC remains 9-11 in the MACJC South Division.

In the first game, Chance Whitten led the offense with two singles and two RBIs. Whitten is a product of South Panola High School.

Other hitters were John Morgan Berry of Madison Central, RBI single; and Ben Cooley of South Jones, Dylan Little of Mary G. Montgomery (Ala.) High School, Cody Daigle of Parkview Baptist (La.) High School and Kyle McCullough of Madison Ridgeland Academy, singles each.

Runs were scored by Hunter Thrower of Southeast Lauderdale, Daigle and McCullough.

Mason Woodrow recorded the win. He allowed one earned run on four hits through four innings. He also fanned four batters and walked three. The sophomore right-hander is a product of Taylorsville High School.

Offensive leaders in the second contest included Berry, who belted an RBI double; and Lane Fazende of Pearl River Central and Zach May of Newton County, who each contributed RBI singles.

Other hitters were Little, McCullough and Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise, singles each.

Runs were scored by Little, Berry and McCullough (2).

Ty Hendrix was the winning pitcher. Hendrix hurled two scoreless innings and fanned two batters. He also walked a batter. Hendrix is a product of East Webster High School.

EC returns to division action by traveling to Southwest Mississippi Community College Wednesday, April 23. The doubleheader starts at 3 p.m. on the Summit campus.

The Diamond Warriors journey to Hinds Community College Saturday, April 26, for a twin bill beginning at 2 p.m. on the Raymond campus.

Regular season competition concludes Monday, April 28, when EC travels to Meridian Community College. The doubleheader starts at 3 p.m. on the MCC campus.

EC’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Scott DeLoach and Ronald Sims.