April 1, 2017

The No. 12 East Central Community College Lady Diamond Warriors went on the road Saturday, April 1, and split a pair of softball games with No. 14 ranked Itawamba Community College in Fulton.

Itawamba won the opener by run-rule in six innings 9-1, while East Central came back to win the second game by run-rule in six innings 10-1.

With the split, the Lady Diamond Warriors record is now 29-5 on the season and 14-4 in MACJC league play. Itawamba stands at 21-9 and 10-4 in league play.

The Lady Diamond Warriors managed only three hits and one run in the first game. The run came on a second inning solo home run by freshman Katherine Shell out of Brookhaven.

Kaitlyn Oswalt out of Heritage Academy in Columbus took the loss in the circle, only her third of the year against 16 wins.

The East Central bats came alive in game two with 13 hits. The Lady Diamond Warriors scored three runs in both the top of the first and top of the third to jump out to a big lead early.

Freshman Kayla Beckham out of Neshoba Central produced four hits for East Central and scored three runs. Freshmen Shelby Walters out of Northwest Rankin and Tagen Remmel out of Clinton each had two RBI.

Mackenzie Rousseau, out of Vanderbilt Catholic in Houma, La., threw a five-hitter in game two to get her 13th win of the year.

The Lady Diamond Warriors are at home on Wednesday, April 5, to face Meridian Community College in a doubleheader. Games are set for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Softball Park in Decatur.

East Central will play Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville on Saturday, April 8, in games slated for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.