ECCC Baseball, Softball Teams Advance to MACJC State Tourneys

By: East Central Sports Information Office
By: East Central Sports Information Office

The 2007 campaign continues for East Central Community College baseball and softball teams as both squads have qualified for the upcoming MACJC State Tournaments.

The Diamond Warriors, Central Division runners-up, completed regular season action with a 27-21 overall record and were 9-7 in division play under first-year head coach Neal Holliman.

East Central begins state tournament action by taking on host Mississippi Gulf Coast at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Perkinston campus. Gulf Coast won the MACJC South Division title.

Rounding out the six-team bracket are North Division winner Northwest Mississippi Community College and runner-up Itawamba Community College; Central Division winner Meridian Community College; and South Division runner-up Pearl River Community College.

The double-elimination tournament continues through Sunday, May 6, when the championship game gets underway at 1 p.m. in Perkinston.

The Lady Diamond Warriors, who are 28-18 overall, captured their third-straight MACJC Central Division title with a 12-4 mark under fourth-year head coach Scott Hill.

East Central begins competition by challenging the Pearl River/Northeast winner at 2 p.m. Friday. Northwest Mississippi Community College, MACJC North Division champion, is serving as host for this year’s event.

Northeast Mississippi Community College is the North Division runner-up and Pearl River Community College placed second in the South.

Also qualifying for the state tournament are Hinds Community College, Central Division runners-up; and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, South Division winner.

The three-day tournament concludes on Sunday, May 6, with the championship contest set to begin at 2 p.m. in Senatobia.

Both squads can also qualify for their respective Region 23 Tournament - scheduled the following week- by winning at least one game in state competition.

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