East Central Community College infielder Kalik May (2) tags out Jones County Junior College base runner Jarret Jenkins (1) as he attempts to steal second base during the first of two matchups held Wednesday, March 28 at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur. The Diamond Warriors fell 10-4 in the opener but responded with a 7-4 win in the nightcap to earn a split of the MACJC South Division doubleheader. EC’s record stands at 17-11 overall and 5-3 in league play following the twin bill. Division leader Jones County is 19-9 and 7-1.
Freshman hurler Tenna Patterson earned her 10th victory of the season following East Central Community College’s 2-1 victory over division foe Southwest Mississippi College in the first of two fast-pitch softball matchups held Tuesday, March 27 on the Decatur campus. Patterson, a product of Lexington (Ala.) High School, allowed four hits and fanned eight batters in the seven-inning battle to improve to 10-3 on the 2012 campaign. She has a team-best 2.13 earned run average and has recorded 73 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings of work this season. EC cruised 13-1 over the Lady Bears in the second contest to improve to 23-8 overall and 7-3 in the MACJC South Division. The Lady Diamond Warriors are led by head coach Scott Hill and assistant Kristin Chaney.
Pete Mazzella of Lake and Todd Tindle of Newton defeated Jason Hancock of Decatur and Matt Wade of Forest by a 6-3 score to claim the men’s doubles title in an East Central Community College-sponsored event held recently on the Decatur campus.
In other results, Levi French and Will Marston, both of Union, defeated Pat O’Neill of Decatur and Walt Stinson of Philadelphia, 6-5 (7-5); Phillip and Troy Savell of Philadelphia edged Russ and Will Thompson of Decatur, 6-3; and Brandon and Steve S. Clair of Decatur beat Brandon and Kerry Huddleston of Little Rock, 6-1.
Cast members and their hometowns for the East Central Community College production of Little Shop of Honors include (from row, from left) Chelsea McMillan, Lake; Kierra Early, Morton; Sandy Alexander, Little Rock; Jason Mann, Newton; Claire Griffin and Amanda Packer, both of Decatur; Johnny Kight, Louisville; and Wanda McKee, Newton; (second row, from left) Holli Nutt, Morton; Shelby Parkman, Lake; Danielle Shelley, Sebastopol; Lindsay Gibbs, Morton; Brandon LaBue, Conehatta; Megan Dollar, Union; Persephiney Wingo, Morton; and Robin Coker, Newton; and (back row, from left) Clint Reynolds, Philadelphia; Jeremy Carson, Decatur; Troy Gregory, Little Rock; and Brittany Burton, Louisville. Not pictured is Ellen Gibbs of Newton. The musical presentation will be held March 28-31 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Decatur campus. A matinee performance is scheduled at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, and evening performances will be held at 7 p.m. March 29-31 (Thursday - Saturday). Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling the College switchboard, 601-635-6215 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 601-635-6215 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. ECCC English instructor Stacey Pollock serves as musical director.