Meridian Star


March 21, 2014

ECCC softball sweeps Co-Lin

WESSON — East Central Community College's fast-pitch softball squad recorded a pair of victories over Copiah-Lincoln Community College in MACJC South Division action Wednesday.

Ty Buckley belted two home runs and collected five RBIs to lead the Lady Diamond Warriors to a 8-0 shutout in the first contest, and Morgan Porter slapped three singles in helping provide a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.

EC improved to 21-7 overall and 6-4 in league play following the sweep. The Lady Wolves fell to 13-10 and 5-5.

Buckley's homers came in the third and seventh innings. She is a product of Neshoba Central High School.

Mallory Turner also had a productive outing at the plate, as the West Lauderdale High School product doubled and singled and finished with two RBIs. She also scored twice.

Other sluggers were Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy, three singles; Karoline Holsonback of South Lamar (Ala.) High School, double and single; Amber McBroom of Brandon, two singles; and Kaylin Hopkins of Louisville, Lindsey Beard of Clarkdale and Hayley Stephens of Union, singles each.

Kendra Wilson picked up the victory. She allowed four hits, fanned five batters and walked one. Wilson is a product of South Lamar (Ala.) High School.

In the second game, EC's success continued at the plate and on the mound.

Porter led the offense with her three singles. The Enterprise High School product also scored twice.

Also recording multiple hits were Beard, Stephens and Nowell, two singles each. Hopkins and Turner each contributed an RBI single and Holsonback was credited with an RBI.

Makayla Kelly earned the win. She went five innings and allowed two earned runs on two hits. She also fanned a batter. Kelly is a product of Nederland (Texas) High School.

Wilson hurled two innings. She fanned two batters and walked three.

The Lady Diamond Warriors host Hinds Community College Saturday. Game times for the twin bill are 1 and 3 p.m. on the Decatur campus.

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