Lady Wolves split with Meridian

Published 4:00 am Sunday, March 8, 2015

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin's Greta Carley (24) steals second base in Saturday's softball action against Meridian.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin’s Greta Carley (24) steals second base in Saturday’s softball action against Meridian.

WESSON – Playing their final games before a long layoff for spring break, the Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves split a MACJC South Division doubleheader with the Meridian Lady Eagles on Saturday in Wesson. Co-Lin posted 12 hits in game one, but could only manage three runs in a 4-3 loss. In game two Co-Lin broke open a 3-3 game with four runs over the final three innings to take a 7-3 win.

Meridian 4, Co-Lin 3 

Trailing 1-0 in the third, Co-Lin scored two runs on an RBI double by Jessica Crum and a sacrifice fly by Breanna McKenzie. Meridian would take the game by scoring two runs in the sixth on two singles.

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Crum hit her seventh homerun of the season in the bottom of the seventh to pull Co-Lin within 4-3, but Meridian pitcher Zoie Lavergne would let them get no closer.

Crum finished 3-4 with two RBIs, a homerun and a double. Freshmen Lauren Brashier and Kaitlyn Taylor also finished with two hits apiece. Adrienne Wallace, Brittany Barbay, Savannah Johnson and Carmen Perry all hit safely for Co-Lin.

Kamry Creel took the loss in relief after surrendering two runs on five hits in two innings. Lavergne got the win for Meridian after giving up three earned runs on 12 hits in seven innings.

“Tough loss in game one,” Lady Wolves head coach Allen Kent said. “All their runs were unearned. We appeared lackadaisical and ready for spring break.”

Co-Lin 7, Meridian 3 

Co-Lin jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Brittany Barbay singled, scoring Kaitlyn Taylor after a single by Breanna McKenzie got things started. The scoreboard lit up again for the Lady Wolves when Barbay and Brooke Laigast scored on a two-run double by Mattie Avants.

Meridian tied the game at 3-3 after the top of the fourth inning, but Co-Lin answered with two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. In the fourth Barbay scored on a Savanah Johnston single, and Avants crossed the plate on a Lauren Brashier single. A sacrifice fly by McKenzie Brock in the fifth inning scored Greta Carley. Crum closed the Co-Lin scoring out with her second homerun of the day in the sixth inning. The homer was her eighth of the season.

Kamry Creel picked up the win after striking out one, walking one and giving up zero runs in two innings of relief work.

“We left too many runners on all day,” Kent said. “We finally got some two out hits when we needed them.”

Co-Lin (9-7, 3-5 Division) was scheduled to play on March 16 at Coahoma, but that game has been postponed. The Lady Wolves will travel to Decatur for a 3 p.m. doubleheader with East Central on March 18.