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April 25, 2014

ECCC drops twinball at Southwest

SUMMIT — SUMMIT — Postseason hopes are still alive for the East Central Community College baseball team despite a doubleheader loss to Southwest Mississippi Community College Wednesday.

The Diamond Warriors were edged 8-7 in the first contest and fell 7-3 in nightcap.

EC is currently tied for fourth place in the MACJC South Division with Mississippi Gulf Coast. Both teams are 9-13 in league play. Jones County leads the division at 17-5, followed by Hinds at 16-6 and Pearl River at 11-11. The top four teams qualify for a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the MACJC State Baseball Tournament. (Southwest is 9-15 and Co-Lin is 7-15).

In the first game with Southwest, EC scored five runs in the top of the ninth for a 7-6 lead, only to have the Bears score twice in the bottom of the frame to claim the victory.

Chance Whitten led the Diamond Warriors with a triple and three singles. He was credited with three RBIs. Whitten is a product of South Panola High School.

In the second game, Southwest jumped out to a 5-0 first-inning lead and held on for the win. EC scored two runs in the second inning and one in the seventh.

Little led the offense with two singles and an RBI. Thrower contributed an RBI single, and Harmon and Whitten had singles each.

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