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Lady Wolves divide twinbill at Meridian

MERIDIAN — The Co-Lin Lady Wolves split a softball doubleheader with the Meridian Community College Lady Eagles on Tuesday. Co-Lin pounded out 12 hits for 7 runs in game one as Brooke Gonzales tossed the complete game 7-4 win.

In Game 2, Meridian posed a 3-1 triumph.

Co-Lin 7, Meridian 4

Gonzales scattered 10 hits for 4 runs in the contest, raising her record to 7-1.

Sophomores Josie Porter and Karla Beth Hux each doubled and singled for 2 RBI to lead the hitting attack. Missy Romero doubled twice for an RBI to keep pace. Kaitlan Moak added a pair of singles, while Beth Fortenbery added an RBI double. Supporting the cause was Hannah Roberts with an RBI single. Kayla Craft and Shelby Mitchell added singles.

We played solid defense, except for a misjudged fly ball. The wind was brutal all day long. For the most part, we played a pretty solid game.

Meridian 3, Co-Lin 1

Game 2 was short on offense, as the 2 teams only combined for 8 hits. Josie Porter reached on an error and advanced to second and later scored on an infield single.

Meridian tied the game in the 4th and took a 3-1 lead in the fifth, aided by a Co-Lin error.

Freshman Meghan Johnson suffered her first loss, allowing 1 earned run over 5 and a third innings on 5 hits. She struck out 2 and walked one, dropping her record to 4-1.

“It was just one of those games where we hit everything right at them, as we only had one strikeout. Give them credit, they pretty much made all the plays. Playing back to back days in these extremely windy conditions certainly didn’t help things. A blustery northwest wind of 20 plus miles an hour can really wear on you. The good thing is, we have a few days to get ready for division play starting on Saturday.

Mitchell, Romero and Kacie Berry each singled in the contest. Chynna Coghlan relieved Johnson in the 6th and retired the side