McComb jolts Lady Bears

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Six errors came back to haunt the host West Lincoln Lady Bearswho dropped a 5-2 decision to the McComb Lady Tigers Tuesday nightin slowpitch softball action. McComb committed one error as McCombavenged a 14-1 loss to the Lady Bears in last Saturday’s WestLincoln Classic.

“We gave up 16 fly-ball outs,” said West Lincoln softball coachAndrew Redd. “We’ve got to do a better job getting the ball downand be more selective in our pitches.

” “We had too many girls who stayed up all night to roll yardsbefore the first day of school. And it is not fun now.”

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“The winning pitcher was Chelsea Cannon with no strikeouts and 3walks. Jessica Franklin recorded no strikeouts and walked 1 batterin taking the loss.

” “Defensively, we stepped up and won the game,” said McCombcoach Cody Hall, a West Lincoln alumnus. “My girls gave me 100percent all seven innings. That is all I ask for.”

“Makayla Smith doubled to lead the Lady Bears who suffered theirfirst loss in 4 games. Keri Easley, Laina Laird, Karli Herringtonand Alexis Cook singled.

“Powering the Lady Tigers with 2 singles each were Emily Cothernand Chekea Cannon. Hitting safely were Lauren Mabila, VictoriaPrice, Ken Ashley and Megan Coney.

The Lady Tigers owned a 5-0 lead in the fourth.

Junior Varsity Action

The Lady Bears whipped the Lady Tigers 11-3 in JV action.

Shelby Lofton was the winning pitcher, fanning 5 batters andwalking 4. In the loss, Mabila had no strikeouts and 6 walks.

The Lady Bears were powered by Haley Ainsworth’s double andsingle. Kayla Beth Rushing singled twice. Tripling was JessicaFranklin. Taylor Crews and Taylor Lofton singled.

Directing the Lady Tigers with a triple and a single was KelseyDaniels. Raneka Felder hit safely.

“West Lincoln hosts Lawrence County Thursday night for twogames. The JV kicks off at 5 followed by the varsity at 6:30.