East Central sports teams receive NJCAA team academic honors

Seven East Central Community College varsity sports teams earned National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Team of the Year honorable mention awards for having met the grade-point average requirement of 3.00 or better for the 2015-16 season.
 
The ECCC Diamond Warrior baseball team finished with a 3.43 GPA and ranked sixth overall.
 
The women’s basketball team also earned an honorable mention award, finishing with a 3.0 GPA.
 

ECCC’s Baseball Team Drops Doubleheader to Shelton State on the Road

Late inning runs allowed NJCAA Division I Shelton State Community College to sweep the East Central Community College Diamond Warriors in a baseball doubleheader Tuesday, March 8, in Tuscaloosa.
 
ECCC’s overall record falls to 12-6 on the season.
 
In game one, the Diamond Warriors took the lead early scoring one run in the top of the second. Shelton State responded in the bottom of the second with a run of their own.
 

ECCC’s Diamond Warriors sweep Itawamba in non-conference action

The East Central Community College baseball team defeated Itawamba Community College in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 5, at the Clark/Gay Baseball Complex in Decatur. 
 
The Diamond Warriors won 13-1 in the seven-inning game one win. 
 
Two big innings propelled East Central in game one. ECCC took the early lead after scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Diamond Warriors then added six more runs in the fifth to push the lead to 10-0.
 

East Central’s baseball team sweeps Lawson State Community College

The East Central Community College Diamond Warriors swept National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Lawson State Community College out of Birmingham, Ala., 9-8 and 10-1 on Monday, Feb. 29, in Decatur.

The Diamond Warriors’ overall record improved to 10-4. Lawson State’s record dropped to 7-4.

In the close game-one matchup, ECCC had to overcome an 8-4 Lawson State lead with five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the 9-8 win.

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