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Diamond Warriors Wallop Northeast 19-1 in First-Round MACJC Tourney Action
 May 10, 2013

Tim Anderson and Chase Domino combined for eight RBIs in leading East Central Community College to a 19-1 blowout of Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday, May 9 in first-round action of the MACJC State Baseball Tournament being held at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.

The Diamond Warriors, who improved to 29-19, are scheduled to battle Pearl River at 6 p.m. tonight (May 10), weather permitting. The semi-final matchup was previously scheduled for 3:30 p.m. but was moved to the later time due to inclement weather. Northeast and Northwest will square off at 3 p.m. in an elimination game. Pearl River defeated Northwest 7-3 in the other first-round matchup. The championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

Anderson, a product of Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, belted a double and three singles and knocked in five runs.

Domino, a former standout from Fairhope (Ala.) High School, contributed a three-run single.

Other EC hitters in the five-inning matchup were Dominican Republic native Rubert Alcantara, double, single and two RBIs; Xavier Franklin of Newton County, John Morgan Berry of Madison Central and Deion Ulmer of Laurel, two singles each; `and Ryan Shotts of Louisville, single. Kalik May of Tuscaloosa County and Maxwell Harmon of Enterprise were credited with an RBI each.

Runs were scored by Kalik May (4), Shotts (3), Anderson (2), Alcantara (2), Franklin (2), Ulmer (2), Terrance Steele (2) of Neshoba Central, Berry and Harmon.

Starter Fernando Gonzalez picked up the win. The right-hander from Puerto Rico hurled three scoreless innings and allowed no hits. He fanned a batter and walked three. Southpaw Jake Bush of Brookwood (Ala.) High School and right-hander Conner West of Taylorsville each pitched an inning in relief. Bush allowed one hit, and West allowed one earned run on one hit. He fanned two batters and walked two.

The Diamond Warriors are led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Justin Brewer and Jack Edmonson.

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