March 9, 2017
The No. 1 ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats swept the No. 12 East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors in a softball doubleheader in Ellisville on Wednesday, March 8, by scores of 4-3 and 9-1.
The Lady Diamond Warriors overall record fell to 13-3 on the season and 0-2 in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges play. Jones County improved to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Jones County scored a single run in the bottom of the sixth inning for the win in game one. Jones jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a double and single in the second and adding another run in the third on a home run.
East Central closed the gap with a two run triple off the bat of freshman outfielder Kenyatta Moore of Philadelphia High School in the top of the fourth.
ECCC tied the game up at 3-3 when sophomore Brittney McCray out of Sumrall High School doubled driving in one run in the top of the fifth.
Kaitlyn Oswalt of Heritage Academy in Columbus took the loss in the circle for East Central giving up all four runs on seven hits. It was her first loss of the year after nine straight wins.
In game two, the Lady Diamond Warriors only run came on a run-scoring single from McCray in the top of the fourth inning.
Jones jumped out to the early lead scoring three runs in the bottom of first and never surrendered the advantage.
Mackenzie Rousseau out of Vanderbilt Catholic High School in Houma, La., took the loss in game two, allowing eight runs on eight hits.
East Central will host Coahoma Community College in MACJC play Friday, March 10, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Softball Complex in Decatur, before traveling to Monroeville, Ala., to face Coastal Alabama-Monroeville on Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m.
The Lady Diamond Warriors return home for six MACJC games to be played in Decatur starting with doubleheaders against Pearl River Community College Tuesday, March 14, at 3 p.m. Next up is a doubleheader against Holmes Community College Friday, March 17, at 1 p.m., and finally a two games against Northwest Mississippi Community College Sunday, March 19, starting at 1 p.m.