Two Warriors ink with Valley

East Central Community College
The Newton Record

NEWTON — Two members of the East Central Community College baseball team have signed national letters-of-intent to continue their careers at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, according to ECCC head baseball coach Neal Holliman.

ZeErika Hall, a 6-foot, 185-pound outfielder from Carthage and Kylie Ming, a 5-8, 185-pound infielder/catcher of Louisville, will join Doug Shanks’ Delta Devils’ squad for the 2009-10 campaign.

Holliman said he is “excited” and “proud” that Hall and Ming will continue their baseball careers on the Division I level. He also praised both players and expects the two standouts to play “major roles” for the Diamond Warriors this spring.

“ZeErika played in 32 games as a freshman and possesses some high qualities both on and off the field,” said the third-year ECCC head coach. “He is looked upon to be an everyday player for us in the spring. He possesses great speed and continues to improve in all areas as a player.”

Hall is a former standout at Carthage High School, where he was selected for the Mississippi High School All-Star Game. The Carthage baseball team is coached by former ECCC Diamond Warrior David Luke.

Hall’s parents are Samantha Woodard and Casey McQueen.

Holliman said Ming, who is slated to start at second base this spring, “is a great young man to coach; he continually improves on a daily basis.” He added, “It has been a joy to have him in our program and watch his progress as a player and person. Kylie’s versatility makes him very valuable to any program.”

He is a former standout at Louisville High School and received All-District, team captain, most outstanding defensive player and hustle awards. Ming’s coach at Louisville was Charlie Smith.

Ming is the son of Derrell and Elsie Ming.

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