The Lady Diamond Warriors were blanked 10-0 in the opener and fell 8-4 in the second contest of the MACJC South Division doubleheader.
Following the setback, EC’s record stood at 12-4 overall and 0-2 in league action. The Lady Bobcats are 2-0 in the division and 12-0 overall.
In the first game, the Lady Warriors could only muster two hits against JCJC in a five-inning shutout. Karoline Holsonback and Summer Lavender each had a single. Holsonback is a product of South Lamar High School in Kennedy, Ala., and Lavender hails from Canton Academy.
Lacey Hill took the loss. She went four innings and allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits. She also fanned two batters and walked two. Hill is a product of Kilbourne (La.) High School.
In the second game, Mahalia Gibson of Oak Grove had a home run, a single and racked up two RBIs to lead the Lady Warrior offense.
Other hitters included Maegen Ellis of Oak Hill Academy in West Point, Caitlyn Aldous of Petal, Katlyn Duke of Neshoba Central, and Holsonback, each with a single. Duke also had an RBI.
Chloe Thaggard took the loss. She went six innings and allowed eight earned runs on nine hits. She struck out two batters and walked four. Thaggard is a product of Leake Academy.
The Lady Diamond Warriors battle Meridian Community College Tuesday, March 3. Game times are 3 and 5 p.m. on the Decatur campus.
EC’s softball program is led by head coach Kristin Chaney and assistant Courtney Nunn.