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Lady Wolves drop two at Hinds

RAYMOND – The Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves were swept in Raymond on Wednesday by the Hinds Lady Eagles in two very close games. Hinds took game one 1-0 in 10 innings and scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 5-3 win in game two.

Hinds 1, Co-Lin 0 (10 Innings)

Co-Lin lost despite an outstanding effort by pitcher Kamry Creel. The McComb High School graduate scattered five hits and struck out one in a complete game performance.

With international tiebreaker rules in place, each team gets a baserunner placed on second base in every inning after the ninth inning. Co-Lin got nothing going offensively in the tenth. Brianna McMillian laid down a bunt for Hinds in their portion of the tenth. A Co-Lin error allowed Alexis Kinnard to score from second and give the Lady Eagles the game.

Savannah Johnston, Brooke Laigast, Breanna McKenzie, Kaitlyn Taylor, Jeissca Crum, and Payton Sheffield all had a hit apiece for the Lady Wolves, but no player from Co-Lin could muster more than a single.

“We came out flat and were atrocious at the plate,” said Lady Wolves head coach Allen Kent. “Kamry hurled a great game and our offense let her down,” said Kent.

Hinds 5, Co-Lin 3 

Hinds took a 2-0 lead after two innings, but Co-Lin battled back to take a 3-2 lead after four. Co-Lin scored their first run in the third on a Jessica Crum RBI single that plated Savannah Johnston. The Lady Wolves would then load the bases with one out before a double play stopped the Co-Lin rally. Co-Lin got their next run when McKenzie Brock scored on a hard hit ball by Savannah Johnston in the top of the fourth. The Lady Wolves got another run in the inning when Greta Carley scored on a passed ball. Again the Lady Wolves would have the bases load, but a Jessica Crum groundout would end the inning with Co-Lin leading 3-2.

Hinds tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and scored two more runs to take the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Freshman Lucy Lewis took the loss after surrendering two earned runs on six hits. Brock, Breanna McKenzie, Greta Carley, and Carmen Perry all hit safely for Co-Lin. Crum finished 2-for-3, but again no Lady Wolf had an extra base hit.

“Lucy Lewis pitched a really good game, but again our offense was anemic,” said Kent.

Co-Lin (11-11, 5-9 Division) travels to Perkinston on Friday for a divisional doubleheader with Gulf Coast beginning at 2 p.m.