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EC Softball Squad Takes Twin Bill from Hinds
 April 11, 2013

After battling 11 innings for a 7-5 victory in the opener, East Central Community College’s fast-pitch softball team needed just five innings to dispose of Hinds Community College in the second contest, as the Lady Diamond Warriors rolled to a 12-2 decision in doubleheader action Tuesday, April 9 on the Raymond campus.

With the sweep, EC improved to 25-9 overall and 9-5 in the MACJC South Division under first-year head coach Kristin Chaney and assistant Courtney Nunn. The squad is currently third in the division standings behind Gulf Coast (14-2) and Jones County (10-4).

Neshoba Central High School product Ty Buckley homered and Amber Broom of Brandon doubled, singled and knocked in a run to lead the EC offense in the opener.

Other hitters were Morgan Porter of Enterprise and Kristen Chipley of Leake Academy, each with an RBI double; Dakota Vowell of Neshoba Central, RBI single; and LaJoya Griffin of Philadelphia and Haley Stephens of Union, singles each.

Runs were scored by Buckley (3), McBroom, Lindsey Beard of Clarkdale, Marlee Massey of Neshoba Central and Casey Cherry of Union.

Tenna Patterson went the distance to record the victory. She allowed two earned runs on six hits and fanned three batters. She also walked eight batters. Patterson is a product of Lexington (Ala.) High School.

In the second contest, Hinds grabbed an early 2-0 lead but the Lady Diamond Warriors rallied for six runs in the third and coasted to the easy victory.

Buckley belted a three-run triple and McBroom slapped a double and two singles and collected three RBIs to lead the offense.

Also having productive outings at the plate were Griffin, triple, single and three RBIs; Peeler, two singles and three RBIs; Beard, double and single; Vowell, two singles; and Stephens, single.

Runs were scored by Beard (3), Peeler (2), Griffin (2), Kaylin Hopkins of Louisville (2), and Buckley, Massey and Leah Fulcher of Nanih Waiya.

Mary Sanders of Vidalia, La., went the distance to post the victory. She allowed two earned runs on five hits, fanned a batter and walked one. Sanders is a product of Adams County Christian School.

EC battles division leader Gulf Coast Saturday, April 13 in a twin bill beginning at 1 p.m. on the Decatur campus.

The Lady Diamond Warriors entertain Pearl River Community College Monday, April 15. Doubleheader action is scheduled at 3 and 5 p.m.

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