Co-Lin Lady Wolves shut out Hinds
Copiah-Lincoln Community College pitchers Bailey Root and Christian Black combined for a double-header shutout of the Hinds Lady Eagles.
Co-Lin took game one 8-0 in five innings and game two 9-0 in five innings. The Lady Wolves improve to12-18 overall and 7-11 in conference.
Hinds falls to 9-26 overall, 4-14 in the conference.
“We had a really good day,” said Lady Wolves head coach Allen Kent. “Bailey and Christian threw exceptionally well. We played solid defense and got some big hits. Dianna had some really good at-bats and crushed it all day. It was a great team effort. I was really proud of our total team output and energy.”
Co-Lin 8, Hinds 0 (5 innings)
Root scattered three hits, struck out three and walked two to pick up the win in five innings of work.
The Lady Wolves grabbed the early lead 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning. Kamryn Vanlandingham led off the game with a walk. With one out, first baseman Dianna Hobgood cranked a home run over the left field fence.
Jamie Martin led off the fourth inning with a solo home run to left field to push the Co-Lin lead to 3-0.
Co-Lin exploded with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Root led off the inning with a single. Logan Deroche reached on a bunt single. Vanlandingham reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Kayla Britt’s RBI single to right field scoring Root. Hobgood singled on a line drive to right field to plate Deroche. Martin’s RBI single to right field scored Vanlandingham and Britt to push the Co-Lin lead to 7-0. Alexsundria Thomas singled to center field to score Hobgood giving the Lady Wolves the 8-0 win.
Starter Cecilia Akin took the loss for Hind allowing eight runs, striking out three and walking one in four innings of work. Also seeing action was Lizzy Lloyd who gave up two hits.
The Lady Wolves collected 10 hits in the game. Hobgood had a home run and a single for three RBIs. Britt doubled and singled (1 RBI). Martin had a home run for three RBIs. Vanlandingham, Alexsundria Thomas (1RBI), Root, and Logan Deroche added a single apiece.
For Hinds, Brooke Patterson doubled. Adding support with a single apiece were Kilah Dearman and Polly Kincaid.
Co-Lin 9, Hinds 0 (5 innings)
In game two, it was Black allowed just five hits and struck out four and walked two to earn the shutout win in five innings.
Co-Lin took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on Martin’s RBI single to right field. The Lady Wolves added a run in the second in Kinley Westerfield’s RBI single to center field to push the lead to 2-0.
In the bottom of the third, Hobgood led off the inning with her second home run of the game over the right field fence and giving Co-Lin a 3-0 lead.
Again, it was in the bottom of the fifth where the Lady Wolves did their damage. Hobgood led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Thomas singled. Black smashed a triple to right field and scored on a throwing error to increase the Lady Wolves lead to 6-0. Anthony singled and stole second. Westerfield’s RBI line drive single to center plated Anthony. Vanlandingham’s two-run home run to left field gave the Lady Wolves the 9-0 win.
Amberlee Nix absorbed the loss giving up six earned runs on 10 hits, striking out two and two walks in four and one-third innings of work. Caitlyn Adkins finished the game allowing two runs on two hits.
Co-Lin pounded out 12 hits against Hinds pitching. Vanlandingham homered and singled for two RBIs. Anthony and Westerfield (2 RBIs) added a pair of singles each. Black tripled for two RBIs. Britt doubled. Hobgood (1 RBI), Martin (1 RBI), and Allison Livingston added a single apiece.
Lexie Guion led the Lady Eagles with a triple. Adding support with a single apiece were Patterson, Dearman, Kincaid and Kelly Ainsworth.
The Lady Wolves travel to Clarksdale on Saturday to take on the Coahoma Lady Tigers for a doubleheader beginning at 1p.m.