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.

East Central’s Lady Diamond Warriors split at Pearl River

Big hits in game two helped the East Central Community College softball team split a doubleheader against Pearl River Community College in Poplarville Tuesday, March 8.
In game one, ECCC was unable to get on the scoreboard, losing 1-0. PRCC’s lone run came on a walk and an East Central error in the bottom of the third inning.
Sophomore Lacey Hill out of Kilbourne (La.) High School had a strong outing in the circle for the Lady Diamond Warriors, surrendering no earned runs and four hits, while striking out 10 batters in six innings of work.

ECCC’s Lady Diamond Warriors sweep Coahoma on the road

The East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors swept a softball doubleheader from MACJC conference foe Coahoma Community College on Saturday, March 5, in Clarksdale.
ECCC improved its overall record to 18-3 and 2-2 in MACJC play.
In a high-scoring game one, the Lady Diamond Warriors won 13-0, with 10 of those runs coming in their first three at-bats.
ECCC put up three runs in the first and five in the second inning en route to the five inning, run-rule game.


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