|EMCC Lady Lion softball team drops a pair at Southwest Mississippi|
SUMMIT, Miss. – The Lady Lions of East Mississippi fell 11-3 and 6-0 at Southwest Mississippi in community college softball action Thursday afternoon.
Coach Kate Neely’s EMCC squad bounced back from an early 4-0 deficit in the opener to trail by only one run after Saltillo’s Alex Mallette’s two-run home run made it a 4-3 contest in the fifth inning. Two innings prior, Mallette drove home Brooke Lee of West Lauderdale, who had doubled, with a single to plate the Lady Lions’ first run.
However, the Lady Bears countered in the bottom of the fifth by sending 11 batters to the plate in scoring seven runs before the game was halted due to softball’s mercy rule of leading by eight runs after five innings. Sophomore starter Teddie Eden took the loss in the opener for the Lady Lions, who were hampered by five errors defensively in addition to giving up 12 hits in the first game.
In the nightcap, East Mississippi could muster but three hits in being blanked by Southwest, which banged out a dozen hits in the second game as well. The Lady Bears broke open a tight 1-0 contest by tallying four scores in the fourth inning. Sophomore Jessica Vick of West Lauderdale had a pair of singles for the visitors, while Lee was saddled with her second loss of the season.
Still looking for their first victory of the new season, the 0-4 Lady Lions will play host to Pearl River on Tuesday (Feb. 17) in a home doubleheader set to begin at 3 p.m. on the Scooba campus. Due to expected inclement weather in the Hattiesburg area, EMCC’s scheduled appearance this weekend at a Pearl River-hosted softball tournament was cancelled.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 13 February 2009 )|
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