In the opener against Coahoma, freshman Kayla Beckham from Neshoba Central went four for four
at the plate with three RBI to power East Central’s 13-hit attack. Sophomore Brittney McCray from Sumrall drove in three runs, and freshmen Shelby Walters from Northwest Rankin, Madalyn McMahon from Neshoba Central, and Katherine Shell from Brookhaven all had two RBI each.
Freshman Kaitlyn Oswalt from Heritage Academy in Columbus picked up the win going three innings and giving up two hits. Sophomore Brantlie Sheets out of Nanih Waiya High School pitched the final two innings.In the nightcap with Coahoma, it was McMahon’s turn to go four for four and drive in three runs. She had two singles, a double, and a home run. Beckham drove in three more runs with a single and two triples.
Oswalt and Sheets combined for the shutout in the circle. Oswalt is now 11-1 on the season.East Central jumped out to another 8-0 lead in game two, before Coastal Alabama scored six unanswered runs to make it an 8-6 game after five innings. Davis had an inside the park home run that scored three runs for the Lady Warriors.Rousseau picked up the win and Oswalt came on and pitched the final two innings for the save.
The Lady Warriors will host three more doubleheaders during spring break week beginning with Pearl River Community College at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. Holmes Community College comes to town Friday, March 17, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Northwest Mississippi Community College visits the Softball Park in Decatur on Sunday, March 19, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.