Lady Wolves divide with Alcorn State

Published 7:00 pm Thursday, February 17, 2011

WESSON – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves managed to capture one of twogames in a doubleheader against the Division I Alcorn State LadyBraves in softball action Wednesday afternoon.

The Lady Wolves (5-1) took game one with a 3-2 victory, but lostthe second game 4-2. Alcorn State is a SWAC powerhouse and is thecurrent champion of the SWAC softball.

“Alcorn has a good team,” said Co-Lin coach Allen Kent. “They arevery disciplined and well-coach. Both games could have went eitherway. It did us good to play them.

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“Overall, I was pleased with our effort,” continued Kent. “We hitthe ball really well and our pitching did an outstanding jobkeeping us in the game to have a fighting chance.”

The Lady Wolves resume action Friday as they travel to the MeridianTournament for a three-game series. Co-Lin battles Central Alabamain game one at 10:15 a.m. Then face Shelton State at 2:45 p.m. andNortheast at 5.

Co-Lin 3, Alcorn State 2

Freshman third baseman Carrie Moak belted a single in the bottom ofthe seventh inning to score Kacey Smith from second base for thegame winning run.

Sophomore Bethany Pinkston (3-0) was the winning pitcher for theLady Wolves with 12 strikeouts and only one walk. Deanna Ranciliowas the losing pitcher for the Lady Braves (4-1) with twostrikeouts and one walk.

Sophomore catcher Laken Lockhart was the leader for Co-Lin with adouble and a single. Ashley Bounds hit a double. The Lady Wolvesreceived singles from Haley Sones, Ashley McCaffrey, Tammy Alfordand Kacey Smith.

Bianca Armstrong led the Lady Braves with a double. Shawna Brutenprovided two singles. Jasmine Hubbard and Keia Hebert hit a singleapiece.

Alcorn State 4, Co-Lin 2

The Lady Braves bounced back after a tough loss to Co-Lin byscoring one run in the first inning, two in the third and one morerun in the seventh.

Co-Lin fought hard to keep the game close by scoring a run in thesecond and third inning.

Alcorn State’s left-handed pitcher, Kassandra Duncan, was thewinner with 3 strikeouts and no walks. Sarah Anthony absorbed theloss for Co-Lin with two strikeouts and one walk.

“Co-Lin has a very good team,” said Alcorn State assistant coachRockeil Thompson. “They are a top notch JUCO College with very goodtalent. We really had to battle hard to collect a win.”

Rutland and McCaffrey were the offensive leader for the Lady Wolveswith a double apiece. Moak collected two single. Hitting safely wasEmily Smith.

Jasmine Hubbard was the star for the Lady Brave with a triple andthree singles. Brittannee Crayton contributed two singles. JasmineHall hit a single.