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March 1, 2014

ECCC baseball drops twinball vs. Miss. Delta

MOORHEAD — The struggles on the diamond continue for East Central Community College's baseball team following a doubleheader loss to Mississippi Delta Community College Thursday, Feb. 27 on the Moorhead campus.

EC was edged 3-2 in the opener and was outscored 11-9 in the nightcap.

The Diamond Warriors jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but Delta rallied for three runs in the second inning and held on for the victory in the first contest.

EC hitters were Ben Cooley of South Jones; Dyan Little, a product of Mary G. Montgomery (Ala.) High School; John Morgan Berry of Madison Central; and Kyle McCullough of Madison Ridgeland Academy. Each of them had singles.

Zach May of Newton County was credited with an RBI for EC.

In the second contest, EC grabbed an early 3-0 lead following Jake Bush's solo homer and RBI singles from McCullough and Lane Fazende, a product of Pearl River Central High School. Bush is a product of Brookwood (Ala.) High School.

The Diamond Warriors stretched their lead to 9-0 in the third, but the Trojans rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame and later tied the contest at 9-9 in the bottom of the sixth. Delta took the lead for good with two runs in the sixth and held on for the win.

Other hitters for EC were Cody Daigle, a product of Parkview Baptist High School in Addis, La., who tallied two singles; and Hunter Thrower of Southeast Lauderdale High School, who singled.

Also credited with RBIs were Little and Will Myers of Leake Academy, who each knocked in a run.

The Diamond Warriors (4-8) have two games scheduled today at home. EC battles Wabash Valley at noon, and Northeast Mississippi Community College at 5 p.m.

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