Saturday, March 21, 2015

ECCC Baseball Sweeps PRCC

East Central Community College’s baseball team swept Pearl River Community College in doubleheader action Tuesday, March 17, in Poplarville.

In game one, outfielder Kyle McCullouch of Madison Ridgeland Academy had three extra-base hits to lead the Warrior offense in a 10-6 victory over the Wildcats.

The game was tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh with one out when McCullouch homered and also scored Dylan Little, a product of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, Ala. McCullough also had two doubles and tallied three RBIs in the win. Little had two singles.

Other hitters were Dylan Snypes of Wayne County and Ben Cooley of South Jones, each with a double; and Cody Daigle of Parkview Baptist in Addis, La., Michael Davis of Clinton, Chance Whitten of South Panola and Jacob Huff of Brandon, singles each.

Also collecting RBIs were Huff (2), Whitten and Cooley.

Scoring runs were McCullouch (3), Little (2), Davis, Huff, Snypes, Cooley and Will Kennedy of Union.

Channing Wall, a right-handed pitcher from Louisville, got the win for East Central. He allowed four earned runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out three batters and walked one.

The Warriors held on for an 8-7 win in the nightcap thanks again to McCullouch, who hit a three-run homer in the seventh to put the Warriors on top.

Additional hitters were Daigle, two singles; Hunter Thrower of Southeast Lauderdale, Matt Mitchell of Lake and Whitten, each with a double; and Davis and Snypes, singles each.

RBIs were credited to McCullouch (4), Daigle and Thrower.

Runs were scored by Thrower (3), Mitchell, Little, Daigle, McCullouch and Snypes.

Lane Fazende recorded the win for ECCC, allowing one earned run on five hits in two and a third innings of work. Fazende is a product of Pearl River Central High School.

The Diamond Warriors, now 12-6 overall and 5-1 in conference play, travel to Holmes Community College Saturday, March 21, for doubleheader action beginning at 1 p.m. on the Goodman campus.

ECCC hosts Hinds Community College in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur.

EC’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistant Jake Rowell.