ECCC revs up on Rockingham

By By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
March 28, 2002
DECATUR Rockingham, N.C., is home to the North Carolina Speedway of NASCAR fame, but it was the East Central Community College Warriors motoring around the bases in an 18-3, 7-1 doubleheader sweep of Rockingham Community College Wednesday afternoon in junior college baseball action.
The offensive outburst was just what the Warriors needed after averaging only 4.3 runs in their previous 10 games. The Warriors had 19 hits in the twinbill at Jamie Clark Memorial Stadium.
The Warriors scored five runs in the second inning of the opener, then added seven more in the third and six in the fourth.
ECCC outhit the non-scholarship program from Wentworth, N.C., 12 to four. The Warriors' big hit of the day was a grand slam by Chad Loper in the bottom of the third.
Loper also had a single in the contest. Dee Hornesburger, Adam McCurdy, and Timothy Fieber each had a pair of singles. Hornesburger had three RBIs.
Chris Comans (2-0) tossed a five-inning complete game to get the win.
In the second game, the Warriors struck for four runs in the bottom of the first inning. ECCC again outhit Rockingham, this time by a seven to four margin.
McCurdy had an RBI-single and a solo homer for the Warriors. Hornesburger had a single and a double with Josh Chaney adding an RBI-double.
Corey Blackwell (3-2) struck out eight and walked only one in tossing a seven-inning complete game. The Eagles' only run came on a solo homer with one out in the top of the seventh.
The Warriors improved to 8-13 with the sweep.
, while Rockingham dropped to 14-16. First pitch in the ECCC-Hinds doubleheader Friday is set for 1 p.m.

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