Wednesday, February 19, 2020

East Central’s Braelyn Boykin Named MACJC Softball Pitcher of the Week

East Central Community College sophomore pitcher Braelyn Boykin capped off a big first weekend of the 2020 season by being selected as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Softball Pitcher of the Week.

The product of Mize High School compiled a 2-0 record with one save as the No. 15 ranked East Central Lady Warriors opened the season with a 4-0 record in games played Feb. 15-16.

She pitched a one-hit shutout in the season-opening 10-0 win over Coastal Alabama-North in Decatur Feb. 15, and came on in the seventh inning of the 4-2 game two win to pick up a save.

The next day she also got the win as East Central defeated East Central College (Mo.) 13-3 in the Northeast TigerFest in Booneville. She pitched the first three innings of that game and gave up no runs on two hits.

East Central will next play five games over two days in the Rush Invitational in Meridian Feb. 21-22. The Lady Warriors will face No. 13 Trinity Valley (Texas) at 9 a.m. and San Jacinto College-South (Texas) at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, and then Parkland College (Ill.) at 9 a.m., No. 2 LSU-Eunice (La.) at 11 a.m., and Bishop State (Ala.) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.