ECCC Softball Team Sweeps Marion Military

> East Central Community College’s fast-pitch softball team recorded a pair of victories over Marion Military Thursday, Feb. 27 on the Decatur campus.
> The Lady Diamond Warriors held on for 6-5 decision in the opener and cruised 11-3 in the second contest to improve to 14-2 under head coach Kristin Chaney, assistant Courtney Nunn and volunteer assistant Kasie Buckley.
> Karoline Holsonback belted at two-run double and Hayley Stephens contributed a two-run single in leading the EC offense.
> Holsonback is a product of South Lamar (Ala.) High School and Stephens is a graduate of Union High School.
> Morgan Porter of Enterprise ripped a double and Mallory Turner of West Lauderdale singled.
> Makayla Kelly picked up the win. She went 6 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on five hits. Kelly also fanned four batters and walked four. She is a product of Nederland (Texas) High School.
> In the nightcap, Porter led the offense with two doubles and a single. She also knocked in a run.
> Holsonback, Amber McBroom of Brandon and Lindsey Beard of Clarkdale had two singles each. McBroom and Beard were also credited with an RBI each.
> Other hitters were Anna Katherine Nowell of Leake Academy, double and two RBIs; Stephens, single and RBI; and Turner, single.
> Kendra Wilson went 4 2/3 innings and picked up the win. She allowed two earned runs on three hits. She also fanned three batters and walked five.
> The Lady Diamond Warriors battle Jones County Junior College Saturday, March 1. Doubleheader action begins at 1 p.m. on the Decatur campus.