East Central sweeps two double-headers
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:00 AM
East Central Community College right-hander Kyle Fultz hurled a shut-out in the first game and three pitchers combined talents for a no-hitter in the nightcap in leading the Diamond Warriors to a doubleheader sweep of Baton Rouge Community College Wednesday on the Baton Rouge campus.
East Central won the opener 3-0 and cruised 6-1 in the second contest to improve to 11-15 overall.
Fultz went the distance in the nine-inning battle. He fanned eight batters and allowed five hits.
Cody Daigle and Dylan Little lead the EC offense, as each slapped a run-scoring single. Other hitters were Todd Hughes, double and single; and Chance Whitten, single.
In the second game, right-handers Ty Hendrix and Conner West, and southpaw Zach Mowdy were superb on the mound in shutting down the Baton Rouge offense.
Hendrix went six innings and allowed the one run. He fanned six batters and walked two. West hurled 2/3 inning. The Taylorsville High School product fanned two batters and walked one. Mowdy went 1/3 inning. He is a product of Union High School
Kyle McCullough homered and Caleb Woods belted a two-run single to lead the EC offense. McCullough is a product of Madison Ridgeland Academy and Woods hails from Leake Central High School.
Other hitter were Daigle, two singles and RBI; Hunter Thrower of Southeast Lauderdale, RBI single; and Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise, Jake Bush of Brookwood (Ala.) High School, John Morgan Berry of Madison Central and Ben Cooley of South Jones, singles each.
Warriors 5, 8
Southwest 4, 4
East Central Community College's baseball squad improved to 5-3 in the MACJC South Division following a doubleheader sweep of Southwest Mississippi Community College Sunday at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the Decatur campus.
The Diamond Warriors held on for a 5-4 win in the opener and posted an 8-4 decision in the nightcap of the twin bill, originally scheduled for Saturday but moved to Sunday due to wet grounds. ECCC improves to 13-15.
Todd Hughes slapped a two-run single to lead EC's offense in the first contest. Hughes is a product of Clarkdale High School.
Other hitters were Jake Bush of Brookwood (Ala.) High School and Chance Whitten of South Panola, who had singles each.
Dylan Little of Mary G. Montgomery (Ala.) High School was credited with an RBI.
Ryan Ward was the winning pitcher. He tossed two-thirds of an inning of shutout ball. Ward is a product of Madison Ridgeland Academy.
In the second game, Caleb Woods led the offense with two singles and two RBIs. Bush contributed two singles and knocked in a run.
Other hitters were Little, RBI single; Kyle McCullough of Madison Ridgeland Academy, triple; Whitten, double; and Lane Fazende of Pearl River Central, single.
Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise was credited with two RBIs.
Nick Wilson picked up the win. The southpaw went four innings and allowed no earned runs while giving up three hits. He fanned five batters and walked three.