Monday, February 29, 2016

ECCC Lady Diamond Warriors Record Second Softball Sweep Over Marion Military

The No. 2 East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors improved to 14-1 overall with a sweep over Marion Military Institute, Thursday, Feb. 25, winning 9-1 in both games played at the Softball Park in Decatur.

Both games were called after six innings because of the run-rule. East Central also swept Marion Military on Feb. 10 in Marion, Ala.

Playing errorless softball in game one, East Central scored four runs in the third to take the early 4-0 lead. The Lady Warriors added five runs in the sixth inning to close out their scoring.

Courtney Moore out of Clinton High School and Mahalia Gibson out of Oak Grove High School had two RBI each in game one. Moore went three-for-four at the plate. Gibson hit a two-run home run in the third.

The Lady Diamond Warriors outhit Marion Military 11-2.

Lacey Hill picked up the win in the circle allowing one earned run on two hits, while striking out nine over the six innings.

ECCC scored eight runs in its first three at bats in game two for an early 8-0 lead.

The Lady Diamond Warriors first inning scoring was the result of a two-run triple by Maegan Ellis out of Oak Hill Academy in West Point, an RBI single by Andi Hannaford out of Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, and a sacrifice fly by Moore. In the third, Caitlyn Aldous out of Petal High School and Summer Lavender out of Canton Academy singled in a run each and Gibson doubled in two runs.

Freshman pitcher Brantlie Sheets out of Nanih Waiya High school got the win in game two, allowing only one run in three innings of work.

The East Central softball team travels to Jefferson Davis Community College (Ala.) Friday, Feb. 26, for a doubleheader. The games begin at 1 p.m.

The Lady Diamond Warriors return home Tuesday, March 1, to face Jones County Junior College in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m., before hitting the road again to face Coahoma Community College in doubleheader action on Friday, March 4, in Clarksdale.