Co-Lin Lady Wolves split chilly softball doubleheader

Published 8:22 pm Friday, February 12, 2010

SCOOBA – On a cold, windy Wednesday, the Co-Lin Lady Wolvessplit their season opener with the East Mississippi CommunityCollege Lady Lions. EMCC won the opener 6-3 and Co-Lin took thenightcap 11-3 in near-freezing temperatures.

East Miss. 6, Co-Lin 3

Co-Lin stranded nine base runners in the opener and committedthree costly errors.

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“We just got off to a sluggish start,” said Co-Lin softballcoach Allen Kent. “Bethany Pinkston did her job in the circle andkept us in the game but we didn’t make the plays behind her.”

Pinkston, a freshman right-hander, struck out 10 batters, walked2 and gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits.

Co-Lin third baseman Holli Smith hit a solo homer in the sixth.Casey Risher hit an RBI double to score Haley Sones who hadsingled.

Co-Lin 11, East Miss. 3

The Wolves collected 13 hits in the finale and evoked the 8-runmercy rule. Pinkston (1-1) fanned 6, walked 3 and allowed 2 earnedruns.

DeeDee Walker and Sones each had 3 hits in the victory. Walkersmashed a bases loaded, 3 RBI single off the left field fence.

Co-Lin took a 7-1 lead in the fifth. Monea Cameron walked andstole second. Sones reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second.Erika Rutland followed with an RBI grounder.


Co-Lin 000 003 0 — 3 6 3

East Miss. 100 041 x — 6 7 1

Bethany Pinkston and Lakin Lockhart. Courtney Nunn and MalloryPace. WP: Nunn (1-0). LP: Pinkston (0-1). HR: Holli Smith (CL)Mercedes Cotton (EM). 2B: Casey Risher (CL). Multiple hits: DeShuniSanders (EM) 2, Leigh Ellen Barefield (EM) 2.


East Miss. 000 111 1 — 3 4 2

Co-Lin 200 324 x — 11 13 2

Courtney Nunn and Mercedes Cotton and Mallory Pace. BethanyPinkston and Katie Stewart. WP: Pinkston (1-1). LP: Nunn (1-1). 2B:DaShuni Sanders (EM), Holli Smith (CL), Danielle Walker (CL).Multiple hits: Haley Sones (CL) 3, Walker (CL) 2, Monea Cameron(CL) 2, Smith (CL) 2.