March 27, 2017
The No. 14 East Central Community College Lady Warrior softball team pounded out 33 hits and plated 27 runs in sweeping a doubleheader from the Mississippi Delta Community College Lady Trojans Sunday afternoon, March 26, in Moorhead.
East Central won the first game 14-2 in five innings and then took the nightcap 13-2 in six innings.
With the wins, the Lady Warriors improved to 26-4 on the season and 11-3 in MACJC league play.
In the opener, East Central scored three runs in the top of the first, third, and fourth innings, and added five more in the top of the second. The Lady Warriors were led by Madalyn McMahon’s four hits and four RBI, including a three-run home run by the former Neshoba Central standout. Brittney McCray from Sumrall had four RBI on a single and a double. As a team, East Central collected 16 hits in game one.
Freshman Kaitlyn Oswalt, who prepped at Heritage Academy in Columbus, continued her winning ways in the circle, collecting her 15th win of the year with just three innings of work, giving up no hits and striking out five batters. Oswalt currently leads all National Junior College Athletic Association Division II softball pitchers in wins.
In game two, the Lady Warriors scored five runs in the top of second to put the game away early. East Central also scored five runs in the top of the sixth.
The Lady Warriors knocked three home runs in the nightcap. Katherine Shell out of Brookhaven and Ali Gartman from Loyd Star each had a two-run home run, and Latesia Davis from Newton County had an inside-the-park home run. Shell and Davis had three RBI each in the win.
Mackenzie Rousseau out of Vanderbilt Catholic in Houma, La., picked up her 11th win of the year in game two.
ECCC will host Copiah-Lincoln Community College in a doubleheader at the Softball Park in Decatur on Tuesday, March 28. Game times are 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The Lady Warriors will face No. 12 Itawamba on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Fulton.