No. 4 Lady Bobcats crush Meridian twiceApril 14, 2014
MERIDIAN – The 4th-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats made quick work of Meridian Community College here Sunday afternoon at Tommy McDonald Field.
The Lady Bobcats posted a pair of five-inning wins, defeating MCC 17-0 in game one and 10-1 in game two.
JCJC is now 38-2 overall and 24-2 in the MACJC South Division. Meridian falls to 3-34 overall and 2-24 in the division.
The Lady Bobcats will conclude division play when they travel to Southwest for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday. Their final regular season games will be on April 21 when they host Baton Rouge Community College (La.) in a 3 p.m. twinbill.
Meridian will host Mississippi Gulf Coast on Wednesday.
Lady Bobcats 17, Lady Eagles 0
Samantha Buller tossed a one-hitter and Lauren Holifield, Tori Dew and Kimberly Nilsson each slugged a home run as the Lady Bobcats rolled in the opener.
The Lady Bobcats put the game quickly with a seven-run first inning, followed by a five-run second. They added four in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Dew homered, doubled and singled and drove in five runs. Bailey Stokes had three doubles and three RBIs. Holifield had a three-run homer and Nilsson homered and singled. Brittany Seale doubled and singled, while Callen Gibson had a double. CC Lawn, Makenzie Hawkins, Reagan Gavin and Bridgette Wagner had singles.
Buller walked one and struck out five as she improved to 20-1. She is tied for second in the nation in victories.
Casey Bolton singled for MCC’s only hit. Lacey Headrick went the distance and took the loss.
Lady Bobcats 10, Lady Eagles 1
Teri Richey tossed a two-hitter and JCJC added four more home runs in game two.
Dew and Nilsson each homered again, while Bailey Stokes and Cassidy LeBlanc also homered. Stokes drove in three runs, while Dew, LeBlanc and Karla Santiago had two RBIs each.
Dew now leads the nation in batting average (.638 before Sunday’s games), in RBIS (89) and is tied for first in home runs (18).
Dew homered and singled in the game, while Santiago doubled and singled. Gibson had two singles. Lawn, Holifield and Seale added singles.
Richey walked none and struck out six as she improved to 3-0.
Kenya Harris and Paige Bowser both had singles for MCC.
Chelsea Moore, Haley Alexander and Headrick each pitched for the Lady Eagles.
JCJC led 1-0 after one, 6-1 after three and scored four in the fifth to clinch the game.