East Central sophomore Braelyn Boykin pitched a one-hit shutout in the Lady Warriors’ game one win over Coahoma.

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East Central sophomore Braelyn Boykin pitched a one-hit shutout in the Lady Warriors’ game one win over Coahoma. School photo
The No. 15 ranked East Central Community College Lady Warriors opened MACJC Conference play with a couple of run-rule wins over the visiting Coahoma Lady Tigers Friday, March 6, at the Softball Park on the campus in Decatur.

The Lady Warriors overcame a slow start in the opener as sophomore Braelyn Boykin (Mize) pitched a one-hit shutout for the 8-0 win. East Central won the second game 18-0.

The Lady Warriors are now 10-4 on the season. Coahoma falls to 0-4

East Central led just 1-0 before scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end game one by run-rule. Sophomore center fielder Parker Breland (Union) had a triple and single and two RBI in the win. Sophomore left fielder Olivia Houston (Northwest Rankin), sophomore catcher Anna McNeer (Canton Academy), freshman first baseman Zharia Richardson (Harrison Central), and sophomore designated hitter Annabell Watkins (Leake Academy) each had two hits as the Lady Warriors collected 13. Freshman second baseman Landree Amis (Newton County) scored the game’s first run in the first inning after she tripled and later scored on a sacrifice fly.



Boykin faced just 17 batters and struck out six in getting the win in the circle.

East Central batted around and scored five runs in the first inning of game two to set the pace. The Lady Warriors scored two more in the second, three in the third, and eight in the fourth get the 18-0 win.

The Lady Warriors then hosted Marion Military on Tuesday. Results were unavailable.