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EC Softball Squad Splits Doubleheader with PRC
 April 16, 2013

Two of the top softball squads in the MACJC South Division battled Monday, April 15 on the East Central Community College campus in Decatur and the result was a victory for each team.

Pearl River Community College rallied for an 8-6 decision in the opener and EC’s Lady Diamond Warriors took care of business in the second contest with a 5-0 shutout.

EC’s record now stands at 27-11 overall and 11-7 in league play, while the Lady Wildcats are 21-15 and 10-8.

In the first contest, Amber McBroom of Brandon gave the Lady Warriors a 2-0 first-inning advantage following her two-run blast, but PRC took control in a six-run fourth inning highlighted by Kaci Lantrip’s grand slam.

McBroom added a run-scoring single in the fifth inning and finished with three RBIs.

Other hitters were Dakota Vowell of Neshoba Central, two singles and two RBIs; Lindsey Beard of Clarkdale, single and RBI; Ty Buckley of Neshoba Central, two singles; and LaJoya Griffin of Philadelphia, A.J. Peeler of Neshoba Central and Haley Stephens of Union, singles each.

Runs were scored by Peeler (2), Griffin, Buckley, McBroom and Kaylin Hopkins of Louisville.

Tenna Patterson took the loss in the seven-inning contest. She allowed eight earned runs on 10 hits. She also fanned two batters and walked three. Patterson is a product of Lexington (Ala.) High School.

The second contest was all EC, as Morgan Porter led the offense with a triple, single and three RBIs and hurler Mary Sanders kept the Lady Wildcats off the scoreboard in the seven-inning contest.

Porter, a product of Enterprise High School, also scored a run. Sanders allowed six hits and fanned a batter. She hails from Adams County Christian School in Natchez.

Other sluggers were Buckley, two singles; Stephens, single and RBI; and Peeler, McBroom and Marlee Massey of Neshoba Central, singles each. Beard was credited with an RBI.

Runs were scored by Peeler, Buckley, McBroom, Porter and Laken Fulcher of Nanih Waiya.

EC takes on Southwest Mississippi Community College Saturday, April 20. The twin bill begins at 1 p.m. on the Summit campus.

The Lady Warriors host Jones County Junior College Tuesday, April 23 in the home finale. Competition gets under way at 3 p.m.

East Central’s softball program is led by head coach Kristin Chaney and assistant Courtney Nunn.

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