Meridian Star


March 1, 2014

EMCC Lady Lions sweep Pearl River, 7-4 and 3-0

SCOOBA — The Lady Lions of East Mississippi Community College closed out the pre-division portion of their softball slate by sweeping visiting Pearl River Community College, 7-4 and 3-0, during Thursday’s MACJC inter-divisional action played at the EMCC Softball Field.

Claiming their second doubleheader sweep in three days, the Lady Lions benefitted from Pepper Baker’s game-deciding grand slam in the third inning of Thursday’s opener. In the nightcap, sophomore left-hander Tori Seymour kept PRCC’s batters off-balance all game en route to tossing a two-hit shutout and nailing down EMCC’s third win in four tries against the Lady Wildcats on the year.

The visitors took an early lead in the opening game with two runs in the top of the first off EMCC starter Halie Green.  The Lady Lions got back those two runs and more two frames later. After Anna McCrary and Meri Morgan Fortune drew back-to-back, bases-loaded walks, freshman Pepper Baker smacked her first collegiate home run to empty the bases and put the home team in front by a 6-2 tally.

With Green settling down in the circle, EMCC added a solo tally in the fifth on Corey Dawkins’ RBI single that plated Kristen Mitchell, who had doubled in front of her. Pearl River added a pair of runs in the seventh to account for the final 7-4 outcome.

Green notched her team-leading sixth victory of the year in nine decisions by going the distance.  The Lafayette, La., native allowed six hits and the four runs while striking out four and walking two.


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