Lady Wolves continue winning streak with sweep over Northeast
BOONEVILLE – The Co-Lin Lady Wolves moved to 28-8 on the season as the team picked up a 14-4 and 7-3 win over the Northeast Mississippi Lady Tigers. The wins gave the team their ninth and tenth victories in a row after five consecutive MACJC series sweeps.
Co-Lin will host the NJCAA’s No. 2 ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast for a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m.
“Kamry and Trevlyn did a good job staying ahead in the count in both games,” said Co-Lin head coach Allen Kent. “Our defense played really well. Brittany Barbay and Lauren Brashier made some solid plays on balls hit to their left. Offensively, we did a good job of staying inside of the ball and hitting middle and to the opposite field. Our girls showed up ready to play after the long five-hour drive.”
Co-Lin 14, Northeast 4
The bats were hot for the Lady Wolves in game one as they racked up 19 hits in the match up.
The Lady Wolves took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Kamryn Vanlandingham led off with a double. Jessica Crum drove home Vanlandingham with a double to left. Diana Hobgood followed with a double of her own that scored courtesy runner Katie Grace Culpepper. Brittany Barbay smashed another double plating Hobgood.
Co-Lin struck again in the top of the fourth. Vanlandingham doubled in Mackenzie Byrd who reached on a single. Kaitlyn Taylor brought Vanlandingham around after she hit a line drive single to right. With the bases loaded, Hobgood was hit by a pitch scoring Lauren Brashier, who singled earlier in the inning. Barbay drove in two more runs with a single to left scoring Culpepper and Taylor. Byrd drove in the final run of the inning for the Lady Wolves with a fielder’s choice that plated Hobgood extending the Lady Wolves lead to 9-0.
Co-Lin added another run in the fifth as Madison Hyde’s sacrifice fly scored Culpepper to increase the lead to 10-0.
The Lady Tigers came storming back in the bottom of the fifth inning plating four runs off of five hits to cut the Co-Lin lead to 10-4.
Co-Lin answered in the seventh with four more runs. Culpepper singled and scored on a throwing error. Crum drew a walked. Kaitlyn Taylor singled to right field. Hobgood singled to right scoring Crum. Brabay reached on a fielder’s choice. Trevelyn Scott walked. Mackenzie Byrd reached on an error that scored Hobgood. Barbay scored the final run for the Lady Wolves after Mattie Avants grounded out to second base.
At the plate for Co-Lin, Vanlandingham finished the game with a pair of doubles for an RBI. Barbay had a double and two singles for three RBIs. Hobgood doubled and singled for three RBIs. Crum doubled for an RBI. Culpepper and Taylor (1 RBI) had a pair of singles. Adding support with a single apiece were Brashier, Britt, Byrd (2 RBIs), and Avants (1 RBI).
Molly Waldon and Chelsea Gates had a double apiece for the Lady Tigers. Adding support with a single apiece were Brittany Taylor Tia Davis, Kelsey Robertson, and Madison Gilllean.
Kamry Creel got the win for the Lady Wolves giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits striking out two, and walking one in six innings of work Brashier pitched hitless seventh inning.
Brittany Taylor suffered the loss for the Lady Tigers after giving up 14 runs (11 earned), on 19 hits, walking five and striking out three in seven innings.
Co-Lin 7, Northeast 3
The Lady Wolves took the early lead in game plating three runs in the first inning. Lauren Brashier drew a one out walk. Kaitlyn Taylor hit a two-run homer to give the put Co-Lin up 2-0. Dianna Hobgood was walked and scored on a double to left field by Brittany Barbay.
The score remained 3-0 until the top of the fifth when the Lady Wolves added three more. Vanlandingham reached on an error, stole second and scored on a passed ball. Crum drew a walk. Taylor reached on a fielder’s choice. Dianna Hobgood drew a walked. Both runners advanced on a passed ball. Barbay drew a walk to load the bases. Trvelynn Scott reached first on a dropped third strike, and Taylor crossed the plate on the throw. Mackenzie Byrd followed with a belt to centerfield that scored Hobgood giving the Lady Wolves a 6-0 lead.
The Lady Tigers got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Kristen Cartwright hit a three-run shot to left to close the gap to 6-3.
In the seventh, the Lady Wolves scored their last run from a solo homer from Barbay.
Barbay led the Lady Wolves with a home run and a double for two RBIs. Taylor had a home run for two RBIs. Adding support with a single apiece were Crum, Byrd (1 RBI), and Avants.
Cartwright led Northeast with a home run for three RBIs. Walden doubled. Gates added support with a single.
Trevlynn Scott earned the win for the Lady Wolves with a five-inning outing. She allowed two earned runs on three hits, struck out four and walked one. Taylor pitched the final two hitless innings striking out one.
Kelsey Robertson suffered the loss for the Lady Tigers after throwing just 0.2 innings. She gave up three earned runs on two hits and walking two. Rebeckah Morris pitched the final 6.1 innings giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits and striking out six.