After the visiting Eagles jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in game one, ECCC’s Chance Whitten hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning and the Warriors scored again in the seventh to even the score. The Eagles scored the winning run in the top of the 11th off a solo homer by Marshall Boggs.
Whitten, a product South Panola High School, also had a double and an RBI to lead the Warrior offense.
Other hitters were Michael Davis of Clinton, two singles; Cody Daigle of Parkview Baptist High School in Addis, La., double; and Dylan Little of Mary G. Montgomery in Mobile, Ala., and T.J. Lockett of Bibb County High School in Brent, Ala., each with a single.
Scoring runs were Davis and Whitten.
Lane Fazende, a product of Pearl River Central High School, took the loss for East Central. He allowed one earned run on three hits in three innings. He struck out five batters.
In game two, the Warriors rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh but it was not enough as they fell 4-3.
Davis had a single to give the Warriors their only hit in the game.
RBI’s were credited to Matt Mitchell of Lake and Little.
Runs were scored by Whitten, Dylan Snypes of Wayne County High School and Todd Hughes of Clarkdale.
Will Myers of Leake Academy was the losing pitcher. He allowed two earned runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out five batters.
The Diamond Warriors, now 14-8 overall and 7-3 in division play, host Mississippi Delta Community College Saturday, March 28, at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex. Doubleheader action begins at 2 p.m.
EC’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistant Jake Rowell.