East Central Community College softball slugger Ty Buckley of Philadelphia and baseball hurler Kale Fultz of Covington, Tenn., received MACJC Player of the Week honors for their respective performances last week. They are also under consideration for NJCAA Player of the Week recognition.
Buckley had a superb week at the plate in games with Pearl River and Jones County. Against Pearl River, she went three for six, which included a grand slam home run and four RBIs. In the matchup with Jones County, Buckley led the team with six RBIs. She went three for seven, including a home run and sacrifice fly.
Buckley belted her 17th dinger against Jones County and currently leads NJCAA Division II competition in home runs. She is also one of the nation’s top run producers with 55 RBIs.
The sophomore first baseman is a product of Neshoba Central High School.
The Lady Diamond Warrior fast-pitch softball program is led by head coach Kristin Chaney, assistant Courtney Nunn and volunteer assistant Kasie Buckley.
Fultz, a sophomore right-hander, tossed a shutout in helping lead the Diamond Warriors to a 3-0 victory over Baton Rouge Community College. He kept the home-standing Bears off the scoreboard during the nine-inning contest. Fultz fanned eight batters and allowed five hits.
Fultz is a transfer from Southwest Tenn. Community College.
EC’s baseball program is led by head coach Neal Holliman and assistants Scott DeLoach and Ronald Sims.