ECCC Softball Program to Host College Showcase Jan. 26

The East Central Community College softball program will hold its first Strike Zone Report/Softball Showcase on Jan. 26, 2019, at the ECCC Softball Park on the campus in Decatur.

The event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. is for softball players who will graduate high school in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, or 2024.

In the morning, videotape and statistics will be compiled for each participant. Some of the areas to be measured include: 40-yard dash, home to first run, defensive throwing velocity from infield to outfield, tee exit speed, pop time with velocity, pitching velocity, and a round of batting practice. A profile photo will also be taken of each player.

All information and video will be compiled into an online profile to be shared with any college the player chooses.

In addition, campers will receive instruction from college coaches on different areas of the game.

The afternoon will consist of recruiting talks for player and parents, live games, and tours of the ECCC campus.

The cost is $150 per participating player if paid by Jan. 13, 2019, or $160 after that date.

Those interested in attending can register online at or by sending a check or money order to Eric Neel, ECCC Softball, P.O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327. Make checks payable to ECCC Softball. Please include your T-shirt size.