Meridian Star

March 2, 2014

Jones hammers out 26 hits to mash ECCC

From school reports
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — DECATUR – The 15th-rated Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats opened MACJC South Division play in impressive fashion here Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Bobcats ripped 26 base hits, including four home runs, as they swept the East Central Community College Lady Warriors 14-5 in six innings and 14-7.

JCJC is now 15-0 overall and 2-0 in league play. ECCC falls to 12-4 and 0-2. East Central, 12-4 and 0-2, hosts Meridian at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Lady Bobcats 14, Lady Warriors 5:    JCJC trailed 2-1 after one inning, but broke the game open with a five-run fourth and a five-run fifth inning to take an 11-2 lead. ECCC scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the Lady Bobcats answered with three in the top of the sixth.

Tori Dew continued her excellence at the plate Dew homered, doubled and drove in three runs. She now has seven home runs on the season. She was second in the nation in home runs entering this weekend.

Bailey Stokes doubled, singled twice and drove in three runs. Rebecca Monceaux doubled and singled, while Karla Santiago singled twice and drove in three runs. Lauren Holifield and Makenzie Hawkins added doubles, while Savannah Lyon singled.

Ty Buckley homered and drove in three runs for ECCC, while Lindsey Beard also homered. Hayley Stephens had a double, while Mallory Turner and Morgan Porter singled.

Kendra Wilson went the distance and took the loss.

Lady Bobcats 14, Lady Warriors 7:It was more of the same in game two as the Lady Bobcats continued to scorch the ball.

Dew had two doubles, two singles and drove in three runs. She now has 37 RBIs on the year. She was first in the nation in RBIs coming into the doubleheader.

Holifield homered, doubled, singled and drove in three runs.  Seale homered, doubled and drove in two runs, while Stokes homered and had three RBIs. Hawkins doubled twice and drove in two runs. Santiago and Lyon added singles.

Holifield, 6-0, posted the win. She went 5 1/3 innings, allowed seven runs (six earned), eight hits, walked four and struck out six. Teri Richey pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing one hit and one walk. Buller pitched an inning and gave up a hit and a walk.

Beard homered, doubled and singled for the Lady Warriors, while Buckley homered and drove in two runs. Anna Katherine Nowell had two singles and three RBIS, while Turner, Stephens and Kaylin Hopkins added singles.

Makayla Kelly went the distance and was charged with the loss.

EMCC swept


SENATOBIA – An opposing walk-off home run in game one and a thwarted comeback attempt in the nightcap spoiled East Mississippi Community College’s softball division opener Saturday afternoon at Ranger Field.

The visiting Lady Lions dropped a pair of two-run decisions, 6-4 in eight innings and 5-3, to Northwest Mississippi Community College to begin MACJC North Division play.

In the opener, the visitors broke out on top first with a pair of runs in the third inning.

Jade Albritton’s two-out, two-run single plated starting pitcher Taylor Hackney and Corey Dawkins, who had both earlier singled.

The Rangers reached Hackney for solo tallies in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the contest heading into the late innings.  Eventual game hero Haley Vance singled in a run with two outs in the fourth, while Northwest pushed across an unearned run to knot the score the next frame.

The Lady Lions out-hit Northwest, 10-8, in the opener with Roberts and Baker leading the way for the visitors with two hits apiece, including a triple and double, respectively.

Hackney, a sophomore right-hander, dropped to 3-4 on the year in going the distance for the Lady Lions.

EMCC battled from behind throughout the nightcap after trailing 1-0 early on Kimes’ second-inning leadoff home run.  The Rangers extended their lead to 4-0 with three more runs, aided by a pair of Lady Lion errors, in the fifth off starting pitcher Halie Green.