Co-Lin softball team blanks Holmes twice; goes 2-4 in tourney

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, February 28, 2007

GOODMAN — Rebounding from two weekend tournament setbacks, theCo-Lin Lady Wolves swept Holmes Community College Monday infastpitch softball action, winning by identical 9-0 shutouts.Co-Lin raised is record to 10-2 on the season.

In the Meridian Tournament, Co-Lin defeated Meridian 4-3 andNortheast 7-2. Losses came at the hands of two NJCAA Division 1Alabama schools as the Lady Wolves fell to Central Alabama 12-1 andBevill State 2-1.

Co-Lin 9, Holmes 0

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Erin Douglas (2-1) pitched the 4-hit shutout, striking out 5,walking 2 and hitting 1 batter. At the plate, Douglass led Co-Linwith a double and 2 singles for 2 RBIs.

Second baseman Kayla Crochet had 3 singles, 2 steals and 2 runsscored in the win. Catcher Lauren Smith went 3-for-4, with an RBIand 2 runs scored. Allyson Wallace doubled twice.

“It was a pretty good game for us offensively, but we still left11 runners base,” said Co-Lin coach Allen Kent.

Co-Lin 9, Holmes 0

Crochet kept the shutout going and shut down Holmes In 5innings, she struck out 4, walked 1 and gave up 3 hits.

Caroline Burks replaced Crochet and tossed the final 2 inningsShe struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit.

Freshman infield Ashley Sykes led the Co-Lin offense with a2-run homer and an RBI double. Caston singled twice and had 3 RBI.Meleah Brown doubled twice and had 2 RBI. Crochet singledtwice.

Co-Lin 4, Meridian 3

Annie Selman homered and Wallace doubled in the win overMeridian. Meleah Brown pitched the victory, allowing 4 hits,fanning 6 and walking 3.

“Meleah threw well against a strong Meridian team,” said Kent.”They win the Central Division almost every year.”

Co-Lin 7, Northeast 2

Burks pitched the win. She scattered 7 hits. “Caroline did agood job,” said Kent. “She stayed ahead of the batters in the countand kept them off balance.”

Brown tripled and Kady King doubled in the win. Co-Lin plated 5runs in the fifth as Emily Langley provided a 2-run single.

Central Ala. 12, Co-Lin 1

Alabama Central pitcher Holly Ragsdale cooled off Co-Lin’s4th-inning rally by fanning 3 straight batters.

“Ragsdale has fantastic riseball and we couldn’t do much withher,” said Kent. “We struck out 11 times and managed only fourhits.”

Crochet absorbed the loss, Co-Lin’s first of the season. Shegave up 11 hits and 5 earned runs, fanning 3 and walking 4. At theplate, Crochet doubled.

Bevill State 2, Co-Lin 1

Playing their fourth straight game, the Lady Wolves were limitedto 4 hits again by Division 1 pitching. Co-Lin left 12 runnersstranded.

Douglas allowed only 4 hits, giving up 1 earned run. She struckout 1 batter, walked 3 and hit 1.

“I wish we had finished stronger but it was a good experiencefor us,” said Kent. “We played four quality teams, including twoDivision I teams from Alabama.”