Lady Wolves split with Southwest
SUMMIT – A seventh inning RBI single by sophomore Kacie Berry was the go-ahead run for Copiah-Lincoln in a 7-5 win over Southwest on Wednesday afternoon. Game two went to the Lady Bears after a Co-Lin rally came up short in a 5-3 Southwest win.
Co-Lin 7, Southwest 5
With the game tied 4-4, Berry’s single plated Hannah Roberts was the first of three Co-Lin runs in their final at-bat. Kaitlin Cooksey provided further insurance later in the inning when she hit a two RBI single.
Co-Lin (18-13, 10-8) scored two runs in the top of the first to take their first lead of the game. Breanna McKenzie knocked in the first run with an RBI single that scored Brooke Laigast. Co-Lin picked up another run in the inning when Beth Fortenberry scored on a passed ball.
Laigast was responsible for the next two Co-Lin runs which came in the top of the second. The freshman shortstop hit a line drive double that scored one run. Laigast took third and then scored on a single by Savannah Johnston.
Johnston was 3-for-3 at the dish, singling in the second, fourth, and seventh innings. Romero was 2-for-4 with two singles. McKenzie and Berry each had two hits. Brooke Gonzales recorded the win for Co-Lin by striking out one, giving up nine hits, and allowing five runs.
Southwest (9-18, 5-11) used three pitchers and give up 12 hits.
“Kacie and Kaitlan were clutched when we needed a big hit in the seventh,” said Co-Lin head coach Allen Kent.
Southwest 5, Co-Lin 3
The Lady Wolves found themselves trailing 5-0 entering their final at-bat. A three run homer by Beth Fortenbery got Co-Lin on the board, but the Lady Wolves could get no closer as the next two batters recorded outs to end the rally and the game.
Southwest scoredß two runs in the fourth, two runs in the fifth, and one in the sixth. The Lady Bears posted 11 hits. Madison Teague picked up the win for Southwest after giving up six hits in seven innings.
Rheagan Welch pitched three innings and gave up two runs on six hits. She walked two and struck out one. Brooke Gonzales spent 2.2 innings in the circle and gave up three runs on five hits. She walked two and struck out two.
Savannah Johnston hit a double for Co-Lin. Kayla Craft, Breanna McKenzie, and Kaitlin Cooksey all hit singles for the Lady Wolves.
“Game two was disappointing. We weren’t disciplined at the plate and we just don’t seem to have the killer instinct when we get to game two. We have no sense of urgency,” said Kent.
Co-Lin returns to action on Saturday when they host Jones County for a doubleheader beginning at noon in Wesson.