ECCC Baseball Opens Season With Sweep of Miss. Delta


The East Central Community College Warriors scored a pair of 10-2 wins to open the 2020 baseball season with a sweep over the Mississippi Delta Trojans Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Clark-Gay Baseball Complex on the campus in Decatur.

ECCC scored in every inning on its way to a 10-2 run-rule win in the opener that was called after seven innings. The Warriors used an eight run bottom of the fifth inning in the seven-inning game two to take another 10-2 win.

Four ECCC pitchers combined to hold Mississippi Delta to two runs on just five hits in the opener. Tanner Knight got the win. He pitched the first three innings and gave up no runs on two hits with five strikeouts.

East Central collected 10 hits in game one, with Roper Ball, Jesse Boydstun and Stephen Wolf each with two hits. Boydstun knocked in two runs.

Kennedy got East Central on the scoreboard first in game two with a full count leadoff homer to left field in the bottom of the first. The Warriors led 2-1 heading to the bottom of the fifth when eight runs crossed the plate.

Walker Johnson had a good outing on the mound to open the season, throwing the first four innings. He gave up one run on three hits with six strikeouts.