ECCC Baseball Players Sign With 4-Year Programs

Courtesy: ECCC Athletics
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Two East Central Community College baseball players today signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at four-year programs.

Sophomore pitcher Tanner Knight signed with Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. The Bulldogs compete in NCAA Division I and Conference USA.

Sophomore outfielder Dakota Kennedy signed with Mississippi College in Clinton. The Choctaws compete in NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference.

Knight, who prepped at Eupora High School, is a 6-5 right-handed pitcher. He appeared in 17 games as a freshman in 2018, starting 11 contests. He finished with a 5-5 record, with four complete games and 51 strikeouts. He was named the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges Baseball Pitcher of the Week last March after East Central’s 3-2 win over No. 2 ranked Parkland College in which he gave up two hits, no runs, and struck out 10 batters in five innings of work.

Kennedy prepped at Choctaw Central High School. As a freshman in 2018, he played in all 46 games hitting. 267. For the season, he had 39 hits, including seven doubles, a team-leading four triples, and three home runs. He tied for the team lead in runs batted in with 33 and was third in stolen bases with 15.