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ECCC, Itawamba Spilt Baseball Twin Bill
 April 18, 2013

East Central Community College’s Diamond Warriors took a break from MACJC South Division action by taking on Itawamba Community College Wednesday, April 17 on the Fulton campus.

Kalik May belted a home run to help lead EC to a 4-2 victory in the opener, but the host Indians rallied for a 6-2 decision in the nightcap.

In addition to May, who hails from Tuscaloosa County High School, other hitters were John Morgan Berry of Madison Central, single and two RBIs; and Chase Domino of Fairhope (Ala.) High School and Terrance Steele of Neshoba Central, singles each. Dominican Republic native Rubert Alcantara and Newton County High School product Xavier Franklin were credited with an RBI each.

Runs were scored by Kalik May (2), Ryan Shotts of Louisville and Zach May of Newton County.

Starter Caleb McKee hurled six innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits. The southpaw from Neshoba Central High School also fanned three batters and walked four. Right-hander Jordan Mixon pitched the final inning and allowed two hits. Mixon is a product of East Webster High School.

In the second contest, Tim Anderson belted triples in the fourth and six innings, and Franklin contributed a single. Anderson is a product of Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa. He and Franklin also scored.

Starter Severino Signa took the loss. The right-hander allowed six earned runs on seven hits through 1 1/3 innings. He also fanned two batters and walked one. Signa is a product of Deer Creek High School.

EC, 21-18 overall and 12-6 in the MACJC South Division, returns to league play by hosting Copiah-Lincoln Community College (16-23, 5-15) Saturday, April 20. Doubleheader action gets under way at 3 p.m. at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex.

The Diamond Warriors travel to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Tuesday, April 23 for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. on the Perkinston campus.

East Central’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Justin Brewer and Jack Edmonson.

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