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Lady Wolves split with Hinds

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Co-Lin's Brooke Gonzales prepares to deliver her pitch to Hinds in game one of the doubleheader Tuesday.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Co-Lin’s Brooke Gonzales prepares to deliver her pitch to Hinds in game one of the doubleheader Tuesday.

WESSON – It was a tale of two games for the Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves on Tuesday as they split a divisional doubleheader with Hinds. In game one the Lady Wolves held the Lady Eagles to only three hits in a 6-1 victory. In game two it was a complete turnaround as the Lady Wolves could only muster two hits in a 7-0 loss.

Co-Lin 6, Hinds 1 

The Lady Wolves (15-12, 7-7) got another strong pitching performance from staff ace Brooke Gonzales. The sophomore right hander gave up one hit and struck out four in six innings of work. Freshman southpaw Payton Sheffield worked the seventh inning and gave up one run on two hits.

Brandie Freeman took the loss for Hinds (7-21, 2-11) after giving up six runs, five earned, on six hits.

The Lady Wolves made their first mark on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second when Hannah Roberts started the inning off with a single. Roberts would move to second base after Missy Romero reached on a Hinds error. A sacrifice by Sheffield moved the runners up and Roberts would then score on a passed ball.

Co-Lin would break the game open in the fifth inning. Catcher Kacie Berry started the inning off with a hard hit single and was then replaced by courtesy runner Adrienne Wallace. Wallace came in and immediately stole second. An error by Hinds on a ball hit by Gonzales would allow Wallace to score and Gonzales to advance to second. Gonzales would then move to third on a double by Brooke Laigast.

The error bug would again bite Hinds as Savannah Johnston would turn a routine hit to third into a trip to second base after a wild throw by the Hind’s third baseman. Gonzales and Laigast scored on the play. Another Hinds error would lead to Johnston scoring on a subsequent hit by Hannah Roberts. The final run of the inning would be scored by Roberts on a single by Missy Romero.

Hinds would commit four errors in the game.

Hinds 7, Co-Lin 0 

Adrienne Wallace and Hannah Roberts were the only Lady Wolves to hit safely in game two.

Caitlin Dickerson picked up the win for Hinds after striking out five in the complete game two hitter.

The Co-Lin pitching staff was shorthanded by an injury to their usual game two starter, Rheagan Welch. Starter Meghan Johnson lasted 2.2 innings and gave up four runs on four hits. Gonzales came on in relief, but didn’t fare much better, giving up three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings of work.

Hinds would score two runs in the first, three in the third, and three in the seventh off of the strength of nine hits. Co-Lin would also help the Hinds cause by committing four errors.

Co-Lin returns to action on Friday, when they host Mississippi Gulf Coast for a divisional doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.