With the losses, the Warriors fall to 21-13 overall and 14-8 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges league play.
East Central dropped game one 7-4 despite out-hitting Gulf Coast 10 to nine. The game was tied 2-2 going into the top of the fifth, when the Bulldogs took the lead for good, scoring two runs on two hits, two East Central errors, and a wild pitch.
Michael Davis of Clinton High School was 2-3 at the plate with two doubles and two runs scored to lead the Warriors offensively. Matt Mitchell of Lake High School also had two doubles in four trips to the plate. T.J. Lockett of Bibb County High School (Brent, Ala.) was 2-3 with an RBI, and Ben Cooley of South Jones High School tripled in a run in the contest.
Josh Carpenter of Winona High School was charged with the loss, working one and two thirds innings on the mound.
In game two, East Central jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, but could not hold on in the 12-8 loss. The Warriors did manage 13 hits, including three from Reagan Warren of Newton County High School, who also had three RBIs, and three hits from Lockett. Davis, Cody Daigle of Parkview Baptist High School (Addis, La.), and Will Kennedy of Union High School each had two hits. Davis had a two-run triple in the bottom of the first inning.
Seven Warrior pitchers gave up 17 hits in the nightcap. Peyton Cain of Newton County High School was credited with the loss.
East Central returns to action Saturday, April 18, as the Warriors host Itawamba Community College in Decatur. Doubleheader action begins at 2 p.m.