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Co-Lin splits twinbill with Pearl River

POPLARVILLE – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves split a South Divisionsoftball doubleheader with the Pearl River Lady WildcatsThursday.

The Wolves won the opener 2-0 but fell to the Wildcats 8-3 in thefinale.

Co-Lin (13-6) resumes play following Spring Break on Monday, Feb.22, with LSU-Eunice coming in for two games, beginning at 3 p.m.Pearl River is 10-7.

“It is tough to win on the road in our division,” said Co-Lin headcoach Allen Kent. “We would have liked a sweep, but a split isacceptable.”

Co-Lin 2, Pearl River 0

Bethany Pinkston (8Ks, 1BB) was the winning pitcher going thedistance in the 3-hit shutout. Katie Barrett (1K, 5BBS) took theloss.

“Bethany really had command of all of her pitches,” said Kent.”Pearl River has a strong, hitting club which makes the shutoutthat much more impressive.”

Co-Lin took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning. In thesixth, the Wolves added another run to secure the win.

Powering Co-Lin with an RBI double was Debra Hamor. Daniele Wilsonfollowed with an RBI single. Terri Hodges hit safely.

Brandy Rester ripped a pair of singles for the Wildcats. MykealMaes singled.

Pearl River 8, Co-Lin 3

Grabbing the win was reliever Sheila Hall (6Ks, 2BBs) in 4.2innings. Starter Corinner Fraychineaud started (2Ks, 1HB ) for 2.1innings.

Hodges (1K, 1BB) took the loss in 2.1 innings. Pinkston (5K, 1BB)finished the final 3.2 innings.

Manor doubled to score 2 runs for the Wolves. Holli Smith collected2 singles. Singling were Monica Cameron, Kayla Coleman, Walker andHodges.

“We stranded ten runners after the second inning,” said Kent. “Weout-hit them nine to eight, but just couldn’t get the clutch hitswhen we needed them.”

Jordan Adams smashed a grand slam home run for the Wildcats.Bethany Russell doubled twice for an RBI. Lauren Locke, Maes,Rester and Baleigh Volking hit safely.

CO-LIN 2, PEARL RIVER 0

Copiah-Lincoln 001 001 0 — 2 3 0

Pearl River 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Pinkston and Lockhart; Barrett and Russell. WP: Pinkston (13-2).LP: Barrett (3-2). 2B: Hamor (CL). Multiple hits: Rester (PR) 2.Singles: Co-Lin (Terri Hodges, Daniele Wilson). Pearl River (MykealMaes).

PEARL RIVER 8, CO-LIN 3

Copiah-Lincoln 003 000 0 — 3 7 3

Pearl River 301 004 x — 8 7 1

Hodges, Pinkston (3) and Lockhart. Fraychineaud, Hall (3) andRussell. WP: Hall (3-4). LP – Hodges (0-4). HR: Adams (PR). 2B:Hamor (CL), Russell (PR) 2. Multiple hits: Smith (CL) 2, Russell(PR) 2. Singles: Co-Lin (Monica Cameron, Kayla Coleman, TerriHodges, DeeDee Walker). Pearl River (Laurin Locke, Mykeal Maes,Brandy Rester, Baleigh Volking