April 9, 2017

The East Central Community College softball team traveled to Booneville Saturday, April 8, and came home with a pair of important MACJC wins over the Northeast Mississippi Community College Lady Tigers.

The No. 13 ranked Lady Diamond Warriors won a close 3-1 affair in game one and came back to take game two by a 7-1 score.

East Central improved to 33-5 on the year and 18-4 in MACJC league play. The Lady Warriors currently stand in third place in the 15-team league.

Freshman catcher Cassie Obman out of Caledonia High School picked up all three RBI in game one with a solo home run and a two-run single.

Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Oswalt picked up the win in the circle giving up eight hits but just one run. She struck out seven batters. The product of Heritage Academy in Columbus leads the nation in wins with 18.

After a scoreless first three innings in game two, the Lady Diamond Warriors put runs on the board in each of the last four innings for the 7-1 win.

East Central scored three in the sixth to put the game away on an RBI single off the bat of Neshoba Central product Madalyn McMahon and a Northeast error. Marlee Parkes, a freshman out of Nanih Waiya, had an RBI single in the seventh. The Lady Diamond Warriors took advantage of three Northeast errors and a passed ball to get runs on the scoreboard.

Freshman Mackenzie Rousseau out of Vanderbilt Catholic in Houma, La., picked up her 15th win of the year giving up nine hits but just one run.

Next up is a trip to No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Tuesday, April 11. Doubleheader action begins at 2 p.m. East Central then travels to Scooba on Friday, April 14, to face East Mississippi Community College in two games beginning at 1 p.m.