Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ECCC Warriors Sweep Baseball Doubleheader Over Mississippi Delta

The East Central Community College Warriors pounded out 21 hits
and 17 runs en route to a sweep of Mississippi Delta Community College in a baseball doubleheader on the Decatur Campus March 28.

With the wins, the Warriors improved to 16-8 overall and 9-3 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges league play.

In a 6-2 game one win that saw five lead changes, East Central took the lead for good with a three-run seventh inning that featured RBI singles by Michael Davis of Clinton High School and Chance Whitten of South Panola High School. Dylan Little of Mary G. Montgomery High School (Semmes, Ala.) led the Warriors offensively going 3-4 at the plate with two RBIs and a run scored. Cody Daigle of Parkview Baptist High School (Addis, La.) added a double and a single in four trips to the plate and an RBI for ECCC. Hunter Thrower of Southeast Lauderdale High School (2), Ben Cooley of South Jones High School, T.J. Lockett of Bibb County High School in Brent, Ala., Will Kennedy of Union High School, and Matt Mitchell of Lake High School all singled.

Channing Wall of Louisville High School got the win on the mound in relief, allowing one run on one hit in two and two thirds innings of work. He struck out five Mississippi Delta batters.

East Central dropped Mississippi Delta 11-4 in game two after exploding for seven runs in the third inning.

Josh Carpenter of Winona High School got the win for the Warriors, allowing no hits and no runs in his two innings on the mound.

At the plate, the Warriors were led by Whitten who was 2-3 with two RBIs. Little and Lane Fazende of Pearl River Central High School each added a double and an RBI. Cooley, Thrower, Mitchell and Dylan Snypes of Wayne County High School all had singles.

East Central returned to the diamond March 31 at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wiggins with a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. The Warriors return home Friday, April 3, to host East Mississippi Community College in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

news release