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Co-Lin Lady Wolves sweep EMCC softball

SCOOBA — The Co-Lin Lady Wolves fastpitch softball teamreturned from spring holidays to snatch a pair of wins over theEast Mississippi Community College Lady Lions Wednesdayafternoon.

Co-Lin whipped East Mississippi 10-0 in the first game and 12-3in the finale. With the wins, Coach Allen Kent’s Lady Wolvesimproved to 9-3 on the season.

The Lady Wolves return to Co-Lin Friday to host Ancillla (Ind.),beginning at 2 p.m. with the first game of the doubleheader.

Co-Lin 10, East Mississippi 0

Co-Lin pounded out 8 hits, aided by 8 East Miss. errors, on itsway to the victory.

All-Region pitcher Emily Horne dominated the Lady Lions. Horneallowed 2 hits, struck out 9 batters with 2 walks. Her recordimproved to 4-2 on the season.

“We came out and swung the bats well early and took care ofbusiness,” said Kent. “I was glad to see us give Emily some runsupport for a change. We played solid defense in the 5- inningrun-rule game.”

Jackie Stowe directed the hitting attack for Co-Lin, going3-for-3. The All-State second baseman had 2 doubles and a singlefor 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Annie Selman collected a pair of singles, 2 stolen bases andscored twice for the Lady Wolves. Amber Beeson singled twice andscored twice. Allyson Wallace drilled an RBI doubled and laterscored. Hitting an RBI sacrifice fly was Erin Douglass.

Co-Lin 12, East Miss. 3

In the second game, Co-Lin continued to pound the bat theexpense of the East Miss. pitcher. The Lady Wolves collected 12hits and took advantage of 7 Lion errors.

Co-Lin centerfielder Candace Braxton led the way with 3 hits.Braxton doubled twice, singled, drove in 2 runs and scored 2 runs.Pitcher Erin Douglass nailed a double and 2 singles.

Adding support to the Co-Lin win with a triple for 2 RBI wasMegan Bateman. Selman singled and scored 3 times. Stowe followedwith a RBI single and a sacrifice fly for 2 RBI. Singling andscoring twice was Kady King. Kaylin Burke and Holly Pyles alsosingled.

Douglas posted the win with 2 hits allowed, 5 strikeouts and 3walks. She improved her record to 5-1.

“We let up a little in the fourth, allowing three unansweredruns on two errors,” stated Kent. “All in all, it was a great dayfor us. Everybody contributed.

“Although East Miss. made several errors, we hit the ball reallyhard and forced some errors. It was cold, cloudy and windy, but thegirls stepped it up today and played like we are capable of.”