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Lady Choctaws win wild one, take series at West Alabama

LIVINGSTON, Ala. — The Mississippi College softball team picked up a series victory at West Alabama on Saturday with a 15-13 win in extra innings in the second game of a doubleheader at the UWA Softball Complex.

The Lady Choctaws (15-10, 10-7 GSC) and the Lady Tigers (10-16, 4-13 GSC) were tied 8-8 after five innings, and senior Karla Beth Hux gave MC the lead with an RBI single that scored senior Macey Lee after she singled and stole second base with two outs.

UWA tied the game up in the 7th inning in dramatic fashion as Ashley Stassin hit her third home run of the day with two outs to send the game to extra innings.

In the eighth, the MC offense came alive with four doubles, highlighted by a three-run two-bagger by sophomore Megan Everett. The Pearland, Texas native was the offensive star in the game, going 4-for-6 with five RBI, two doubles, one triple and two runs scored.

As a team, MC would score a season-high 15 runs, including the six in the eighth, on a season-high 18 hits. Six Lady Choctaws had multi-hit games with Hux and senior Tori Bankston getting three each.

The Lady Tigers would not go away, however, as they cut the lead to 15-13 and brought the winning run to the plate. Senior Elissa Kelly was able to coax a pop-out from Libby Davis to finally finish the game.

Senior Shay Mickens was 2-for-5 with a team-high four runs scored, while junior Ashley Subervielle went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Junior Carlie Sargent (11-4) collected the win in relief for the Lady Choctaws, while Kelly got the final three outs in the circle. Senior Lacie Patterson started the game for MC, pitching the first 5.0 innings.

Ashley Stassin led the UWA offense, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and four runs scored. Alli Hall took the loss for the Lady Tigers in the circle, giving up 15 hits and 11 runs over 7.1 innings.

In the first game of the day, UWA scored early and often in a 9-2 victory. After opening up a 3-0 lead through two innings, they would score five in the third to go ahead 8-1.

Hux led the MC offense, going 3-for-3 with a home run, giving her a great day at the plate by going 6-for-8 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Sargent took the loss for MC, giving up five hits and four earned runs over 5.0 innings. Stassin tossed a complete game for UWA, scattering 11 hits and giving up just one earned run.

The Lady Choctaws will be back in action on Saturday when they will open a three-game series with Shorter University, beginning with a doubleheader at 3:00 p.m. at the MC Softball Complex.

 Choctaw Sports Information