No. 18 East Central sweeps Co-Lin
WESSON – The No. 18 East Central Lady Warriors swept a doubleheader from the Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves in Wesson on Saturday. The Lady Warriors used 18 hits in game one to take an 11-3 win. In game two East Central broke open a game tied at three in the third inning to capture a 7-3 win.
East Central 11, Co-Lin 3
East Central (32-8, 18-6 Division) took a 2-0 lead after the first inning and then exploded for five more runs in the top half of the third. Maegan Ellis led East Central by going 4-4 at the plate with three RBIs and two home runs. Co-Lin got on the board in the bottom of the fourth when Kaitlyn Taylor hit a two RBI double. Brittany Barbay would plate the final Co-Lin run later in the inning with a fielder’s choice that sent McKenzie Brock home.
East Central pitcher Lacey Hill struck out three and scattered five hits in picking up the complete game win. Lauren Brashier doubled for Co-Lin. Breanna McKenzie, Jessica Crum, and Payton Sheffield all hit safely for the Lady Wolves.
East Central 7, Co-Lin 3
Co-Lin used a three run third inning to tie the game at 3-3. McKenzie Brock began the inning with a single. An Adrian Wallace sacrifice moved Brock to second. Brock then moved to third on a Savannah Johnston single and scored after tagging up on a Brooke Laigast sacrifice fly. The final two runs came on a 2-run home run by Jessica Crum that score Johnston.
Co-Lin could not hold the lead as East Central answered with one run the fourth and seventh innings and two runs in the fifth. The Lady Wolves committed six errors in the game. Johnston finished 2-4 and Lauren Brashier hit a double for Co-Lin. Kaitlyn Taylor also hit safely for Co-Lin.
Freshman Lucy Lewis took the loss after striking out four in seven innings and giving up seven runs (three earned) on seven hits.
Co-Lin (14-18, 8-16 Division) travels to Pearl River on Tuesday for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.