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March 28, 2014

Pitching dominates in ECCC’s twinball sweep

DECATUR — 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.

East Central won the opener 3-0 and cruised 6-1 in the second contest to improve to 11-15 overall.

Fultz, a transfer from Southwest (Tenn.) Community College, went the distance in the nine-inning battle. He fanned eight batters and allowed five hits. Fultz is a product of Covington (Tenn.) High School.

Cody Daigle and Dylan Little lead the EC offense, as each slapped a run-scoring single. Daigle is a product of Parkview Baptist (La.) High School and Little hails from Mary G. Montgomery (Ala.) High School.

Other hitters were Todd Hughes of Clarkdale, double and single; and Chance Whitten of South Panola, 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. Hendrix is a product of East Webster High School.

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 and Jake Bush of Brookwood (Ala.) High School, singles each.

 

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