East Central Community College's fast-pitch softball squad improved to 10-4 overall following a doubleheader sweep of Baton Rouge Community College Feb 28 on the Baton Rouge (La.) campus.

The Lady Diamond Warriors held on for a 4-3 decision in the opener and cruised 10-1 in the nightcap.

Dakota Vowell belted a double and single and scored a run to lead EC's offense in the first contest. Vowell is a product of Neshoba Central High School. Haley Stephens of Union was the top run producer with a two-run single.

Other hitters were Morgan Porter of Enterprise, Ty Buckley of Neshoba Central and Amber McBroom of Brandon, singles each. Each also scored a run.

In the second contest, A.J. Peeler led the offense with a grand slam home run, two doubles and six RBIs. Peeler is a Neshoba Central product.

Other sluggers were Kristen Chipley of Leake Academy, two doubles and RBI; Stephens, double, single and RBI; Porter, McBroom, Buckley and Vowell, two singles each; and LaJoya Griffin of Philadelphia and Casey Cherry of Union, singles each.

Runs were scored by McBroom (3), Buckley (2), Griffin, Porter, Stephens and Cherry.

The Lady Warriors travel to Mississippi Delta Community College Wednesday.


East Central Community College's baseball team fell victim to a ninth inning walk-off grand-slam by East Mississippi's Nick Brooks in the opener and the Diamond Warriors were blanked 6-0 in the nightcap in doubleheader action held Friday, March 1 on the Scooba campus.

EC, which fell to 5-8 overall following the setbacks, was led in the first contest by Xzavier Franklin who homered in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth. Franklin, who was credited with two RBIs, is a product of Newton County High School.

Other hitters included Caleb Woods of Leake Central, two singles and RBI; and Caleb McKee of Neshoba, single and RBI each.

EC hosts Meridian Community College Wednesday.


Sawyer Williams fired rounds of 79 and 74 for a nine-over par 153 during less-than-ideal weather conditions Saturday and Sunday to help lead East Central Community College's golf team to a third-place finish in the MACJC Event No. 2 hosted by Hinds Community College and held at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Raymond.

The Warrior linksters carded a 635 (314-321) in the 36-hole event, held during unusually cold temperatures and won by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's 625 (321-304) total. Copiah-Lincoln finished second at 630 (313-317). East Mississippi placed fourth at 637 (320-317).

Williams, who tied for third-place honors, also qualified for the All-Tournament Team. He is a product of Parkers Chapel High School in Eldorado, Ark.

Other EC team members and their respective high schools include Taylor York of Choctaw Central, 155 (73-82); Lee McDill of Newton County, 162 (79-83); Aaron Tucker of Leake Central, 163 (80-83); Shelby Patterson of Forest, 165 (83-82); and Evan Dowell of Carthage, 181 (86-95).

EC golfers travel to Copiah-Lincoln Community College for MACJC Event No. 3, scheduled March 17-18 on the Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Wesson.