Meridian Star


May 16, 2014

ECCC’s Buckley named MACJC Softball Player of the Year

DECATUR — DECATUR — Ty Buckley’s success at the plate did not go unnoticed as the former East Central Community College fast-pitch softball standout was recently named MACJC Softball Player of the Year.

Buckley led the nation in home runs through most the 2014 campaign and finished tied with two other players with 20 round-trippers. She posted a .408 batting average and collected 66 RBIs in helping lead the Lady Diamond Warriors to the post- season playoff series en route to a 33-16 record.

Buckley also received NJCAA All-Region 23 and MACJC All-State honors and is an NJCAA All-American nominee.

In addition, the former Neshoba Central High School standout was named the Lady Diamond Warriors’ most valuable player and received the Most Outstanding Offense Award.

Kristin Chaney, who completed her second year as head coach, said Buckley is obviously most deserving of all her honors.

“Ty is an outstanding young lady who has accomplished so much throughout her career here at EC,” Chaney said. “She has taken everything in stride and remained humble. I was very fortunate to coach a player with Ty’s athletic ability and also with her work ethic and personality. She is one of the greatest to ever come through this program. She definitely left her mark at EC and will definitely be missed.”

EC qualified for the post-season by finishing fourth in the MACJC South Division with a 17-11 mark. The Lady Diamond Warriors completed season action by dropping a best-of-three series to the home standing Itawamba Community College Lady Indians, the top seed in the MACJC North Division.

Members of Coach Chaney’s staff include graduate assistant Courtney Nunn and volunteer assistant Kacie Buckley.

Text Only
AP Video
Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Local Sports