The East Central College Softball Falcons (1-3) had a rocky start to the season in Arkansas, but showed some grit to end the trip with a silver lining. A big part of the weekend was coming into the season with high expectations, but not quite ready to see live pitching. The first three games were lost 9-1, 7-0 and 16-6 to North Arkansas Community College.
The final game of the weekend, ECC came out to compete putting together a thrilling 8th inning rally. With the game tied 3-3 going into the top of the 8th inning and the international tie rule in effect, the Falcons were able to muster enough hits to drive in 4 runs making the difference in the game. Taylor Hanger went the distance pitching and kept the Pioneers to three runs as the Falcons prevailed by a score of 7-6. Hanger struck out three in the game facing 36 batters.
Mya Hillermann was the hero at the plate driving three runs.
As the Falcons come home to roost, they will have four straight home double headers starting on March 6 through March 10. Improving defensive play and getting the bats going will be the priority heading into the homestand.