Lady Wolves clip Jones Co.

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 10, 2006

WESSON — The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats made abattle of it but the Co-Lin Lady Wolves came out on top Saturday tosweep a South Division fastpitch softball doubleheader.

Co-Lin won the opener 1-0 and rallied to win the finale 3-2.

The 20-6 Lady Wolves, coached by Allen Kent, are 7-1 in thefirst round of division play. Co-Lin travels to East Central Mondayfor another doubleheader.

Co-Lin 1, Jones County 0

Co-Lin scored its only run in the top of the third inning.Catcher Megan Bateman singled for her second hit of the game.Following a fielder’s choice and a walk, shortstop Kady Kingdelivered a 2-out single to right to score Bateman.

“This is just the kind of game we had to win and we found a wayto make it happen,” said Kent. “We played well defensively.”

Emily Horne hurled a one-hitter in the first game. Horne (10-3)fanned 11 batters and walked one.

“Emily really had it going today,” praised Kent. ‘It was anotherone of those games where we didn’t give her much run support, butshe came up big again.”

Annie Selman, Bateman and King had two singles apiece. Hittingsafely were Erin Douglass, Lauren Smith and Candace Braxton.

Co-Lin 3, Jones County 2

In the second game, Co-Lin went up 1-0. With two outs, Douglassdoubled. Jackie Stowe followed with an RBI single to center toscore Douglass.

Jones County went up 2-1 in the sixth with two singles, twowalks and a error.

The Lady Bobcats had two out on the Lady Wolves in the bottom ofthe seventh. Horne drilled a clutch double down the left fieldline. Jessica Hart came in as pinch runner. Selman singled off thepitcher’s glove. Selman stole second. Bateman drilled asinglebetween first and second base for the game-winning hits.

Bateman led Co-Lin, going 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs.Douglass, Stowe and Smith had two hits apiece.

“I’m very proud of the girls today,” added Kent. “We fought hardand never quit. We hung in there and kept plugging away and gotsome clutch two-out hits.”

Douglass (10-3) earned the win with two strikeouts, four walksand six hits scattered.