Lady Wolves cool Alcorn State

Published 6:00 am Monday, March 2, 2009

LORMAN – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves softball team swept adoubleheader on a chilly Saturday afternoon from the Division IAlcorn State University Lady Braves.

Co-Lin won the opener 9-1 and the finale 7-2.

The Lady Wolves (9-4) host Mississippi Delta Wednesday for twogames, beginning at 1 p.m.

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Co-Lin 9, Alcorn 1

Sophomore pitcher Rebecca Rousseau fired a 2-hitter, strikingout 3 batters and allowing 2 walks and 1 earned run.

The Lady Wolves went up 2-0 in the first inning. Freshmanshortstop Daniele Wilson hit a 2-out double and Rousseau smacked adouble to plate Wilson. Freshman third baseman Holli Smith laced anRBI single to center.

Co-Lin collected 13 hits in the mercy 5-inning game. Smith’s 3singles led the hitters. Candace Avants singled twice for 3 RBI.Devon Welch doubled and singled for 2 RBI. Missy Paulina and AlexFoster had an RBI single apiece. Terri Hodges and Ashley Jones eachcollected singles.

“We kept putting pressure on them and got timely hitting,” saidCo-Lin head softball coach Allen Kent. “It was a great start inawful conditions. We got them down and stayed on them. Rebeccathrew really well, never letting them get any momentum.”

Co-Lin 7, Alcorn 2

The game was tied 2-all until the top of the fifth. Wilson drewa 1-out walk. Smith smashed a home run over the left field fence.Catcher Becca Boone walked and Hodges followed with a 2-run homerto right center to extend the lead to 6-2.

Brittany Watts collected her second hit of the game in theseventh, driving in Jones who reached on an error.

Hodges went the distance, giving up 5 hits and no earned runs.She struck out 8 batters.

Smith and Hodges each had RBI singles in addition to their 2-runhomers. Rousseau singled.

“Terri did a super job, really keeping us in the game,” statedKent. “Their pitcher, Powell, shut out Ole Miss for six innings onWednesday. She’s a 6-1 senior from Canada.

“Holli and Terri’s home runs were huge,” added Kent. “It reallytook the wind out of Alcorn’s sails. I am very proud of the girls.We wanted it more than they did today. It was a good road trip,heading into division play on Wednesday.”