Weather scrambles ECCC Warriors' softball slate
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 AM
East Central Community College's fast-pitch softball games scheduled Fridayat MS Delta have been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 6. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the Morehead campus.
ECCC will host Meridian Community College Wednesday, March 20 beginning at 3 p.m. Both games were late additions to the 2013 schedule.
ECCC improved to 6-4 on the young season following a doubleheader sweep of Marion Military Institute Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Marion, Ala.
Amber McBroom of Brandon knocked in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Lady Diamond Warriors held on for a 9-4 win in the opener. EC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and cruised 10-2 in the second contest, which was called after five innings due to the eight-run rule.
Also having productive outings at the plate were Morgan Porter of Enterprise, four singles and one RBI; Hayley Stephens of Union, double, two singles and three RBIs; Lindsey Beard of Clarkdale, two singles and one RBI; LaJoya Griffin of Philadelphia and Casey Cherry of Union, two singles each; Ty Buckley of Neshoba Central, single and RBI; and A. J. Peeler of Neshoba Central, single.
Runs were scored by Griffin (2), Porter (2), Buckley, Beard and Dakota Vowell of Neshoba Central.
In the nightcap, Buckley blasted two doubles and Peeler and Porter each had a double and single to lead the offense. Peeler led in RBIs with three and Buckley knocked in two runs. Porter was also credited with an RBI.
Other hitters were McBroom, double and two RBIs; Beard, double and RBI; Stephens, double; Vowell, single and RBI; and Griffin and Marlee Massey of Neshoba Central, singles each.
East Central Community College's Diamond Warriors fell 6-3 to Shelton State Community College held Feb. 20 in the Decatur campus.
Hitters included Zach May of Newton County, single and RBI; and Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise and Caleb McKee of Neshoba Central, singles each.
EC battles Pensacola Community College Tuesday, Feb. 26 in doubleheader action beginning at 2 p.m. on the Pensacola campus.
A berth in the MACJC State Basketball Tournament will have to wait another year for East Central Community College's Lady Warriors who were outscored 81-62 Thursday night by the Jones County Junior College women for fourth-place honors in the MACJC South Division.
The Lady Bobcats held a 42-32 advantage at the break and outscored EC by a 39-30 margin in second half action of the regular season finale held on the Ellisville campus.
The playoff-deciding loss was especially tough for the Lady Warriors, who expected to win the season's rematch after posting an easy 97-67 win over Jones County in games played Jan. 28 on the Decatur campus.
Sophomore guards Xzandra Dowd and Jaianah Matthew each had 19 points to lead the Lady Warriors, who finished 8-15 overall and 5-7 in league competition under first-year head coach Crandal Porter.
In the men's game, EC's rally fell short in a 79-66 loss to the Bobcats.
Freshman forward Walter Evans of Hattiesburg tallied 20 points to led the Warriors, who completed season action at 2-21 overall and 2-10 in the division under seventh-year head coach Maurice Bowie.