Lady Wolves host Southwest today

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, April 21, 2011

WESSON – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves salvaged a split with the JonesCounty Lady Bobcats in South Division softball action.

“We had our chances to win both games, but at least we captured asplit,” said Co-Lin coach Allen Kent. “We are currently sitting onegame behind Pearl River for the fourth playoff spot.”

The Lady Wolves (22-18, 10-12) conclude their regular season today,hosting the Southwest Lady Bears (14-22, 6-16) for a hugedoubleheader, beginning at 3 p.m.

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Jones County improved its record to 31-11 overall and 15-7 in theSouth Division race. Gulf Coast (32-10, 20-3) and Jones County are1-2 in the South. East Central (27-11, 14-7) and Pearl River(19-19, 11-11) are No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.

Jones Co. 1, Co-Lin 0

Softball fans witnessed an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel as the gamewent scoreless through seven innings.

In the top of the eighth inning, the international tiebreaker wasin effect and Jones scored an unearned run off an error.

Co-Lin rallied in the bottom of the eighth by loading the bases butfailed to score.

Freshman Ginger Lonergan(8 K, 4 BB) was the winning pitcher for theLady Bobcats. Sophomore Bethany Pinkston adsorbed the setback forCo-Lin collecting 13 strikeouts and three walks. She held Jones toonly two hits.

“These were two of the top pitchers in the league battling it out,”said Kent. “It is tough for either one to lose. We had theopportunities to score but weren’t aggressive enough on thebases.”

Haley Sones, Carrie Moak and Tammy Alford were the offensiveleaders for the Lady Wolves with a single apiece.

Co-Lin 7, Jones Co. 2

The Lady Wolves quickly pounced on the Lady Bobcats in the firstinning with four runs and never looked back. Co-Lin added threeinsurance runs in the bottom of the sixth and held on for thewin.

Sarah Anthony pitched the win for Co-Lin in three innings of work.She allowed one earned run on six hits and one strikeout. LaurenCandles suffered the loss for the Lady Bobcats.

Alford provided the offensive spark for the Lady Wolves with threesingles. Lakin Lockhart, Brooke Delaughter and Moak belted twosingles apiece.