During Friday’s match-ups held at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the Decatur campus, ECCC fell 9-0 against Southeast Iowa Community College in game one and held on for a 5-3 victory against Itawamba Community College in the nightcap.
East Central managed just three hits in the loss to Southeast Iowa. Cody Daigle of Parkview Baptist in Addis, La., Kyle McCullouch of Madison Ridgeland Academy and Todd Hughes of Clarkdale each had a single.
Matt Mitchell of Nanih Waiya took the loss for the Warriors. He allowed five runs on one hit in one and a third innings. He struck out four and walked one.
The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and held off a late rally from Itawamba to pick up the win in game two.
Daigle homered and doubled to lead the Warrior offense. He also tallied three RBIs and scored two runs.
Other hitters were McCullouch, double and single; Michael Davis of Clinton, two singles; and Dylan Little of Mary G. Montgomery High School in Mobile, Ala., single.
Peyton Owen recorded the win for ECCC, allowing three runs on five hits in four and a third innings of work. He fanned two batters and walked one. Owen is a product of Stone County High School. Lane Fazende of Pearl River Central was the closer and allowed no runs on one hit in two innings. He struck out four batters.
ECCC defeated Gordon Community College of Georgia 5-1 and fell 3-2 to Northwest Florida Community College in Saturday’s contests held at Niceville, Fla.,
Reagan Warren of Newton County was the offensive leader for the Warriors as he went 3-4 and scored two runs against Gordon.
Additional hitters were Daigle, home run; Little and Dylan Snypes of Wayne County, two singles each; and Ben Cooley, single. Daigle had two RBIs and Little had one.
Colby Eaves of Nanih Waiya picked up the win for ECCC, allowing one earned run on five hits. He fanned two batters and walked five.
The Warriors could only muster four hits in the loss to Northwest Florida.
Warren, Little, Cooley and Hunter Thrower of Southeast Lauderdale each had a single.
Will Myers took the loss for the Warriors. He allowed three earned runs on four hits in five and a third innings. He fanned three batters and walked three. Myers is a product of Leake Academy.
The Diamond Warriors, now 7-5 on the 2015 campaign, host Northwest Mississippi Community College and Jones County Junior College Tuesday, March 3. Games begin at 1 and 6 p.m., respectively, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex on the Decatur campus.
EC’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistant Jake Rowell.