EC’s Myers Tosses No Hitter, Diamond Warriors Advance to Playoffs

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> In the regular season finale April 27 in Decatur, East Central Community College’s Will Myers tossed a no-hitter in game two of a doubleheader as the Diamond Warriors picked up a 2-0 win and a split with the Jones County Junior College Bobcats.
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> With the split, East Central finishes 25-16 overall and 18-10 and in fifth place in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges league play. The Diamond Warriors will face fourth seed Meridian Community College in the first round of the MACJC baseball playoffs May 1-2 in Meridian. The best two-out-of-three series will begin Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. The two teams will meet again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, with a third and deciding game to follow if necessary.
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> Myers, who was one of the Diamond Warrior players honored in pre-game ceremonies on Sophomore Appreciation Day, tossed seven innings of no-hit baseball, walking four and striking out five. The lefthander is a product of Leake Academy.
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> Jones County won the opener of the doubleheader 8-3, although East Central outhit the Bobcats 10 to nine.
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> East Central got three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in game one to take the early lead, but was unable to hold off Jones County. The Bobcats scored six times in the top of the sixth to put the game away. Reagan Warren of Newton County High School was 3-5 at the plate for the Diamond Warriors, with a double, two singles, and an RBI. Dylan Little of Mary G. Montgomery High School (Semmes, Ala.) and Kyle McCullouch of Madison Ridgeland Academy each had two hits for East Central.
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> Game two was a pitchers’ duel, with the Diamond Warriors managing just five hits off Jones County pitching. East Central was able to push across single runs in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Ben Cooley of South Jones High School and the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Little to support Myers’ no-hit pitching in the 2-0 win.
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