Saturday, February 20, 2016

ECCC’s Summer Lavender Wins National Softball Player of Week Honor

East Central Community College left fielder Summer Lavender is the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Softball Player of the Week for the week of February 8-14, it was announced today.Earlier this week, the sophomore from Canton Academy also received the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Softball Player of the Week award.

Lavender hit .611 for the week. She went 11 for 18 at the plate with a home run, two triples, four doubles, four singles, and four walks. She also drove in 10 runs, scored 11 runs, and had one stolen base in the six games.The No. 2 ranked Lady Diamond Warriors went 6-0 during the time period against Baton Rouge Community College, Marion Military Institute and East Mississippi Community College.ECCC is now 10-0 on the season, and Lavender is batting .600 through those 10 games. The ECCC softball team competes in the Rush Invitational Feb. 19 hosted by Meridian Community College.