ICC softball splits with NECC, sweeps Delta to move into first place in the North
April 1, 2013
Taylor closes door on rally to earn split with Northeast
A missed call on a foul ball that allowed the Lady Tigers (13-8-1, 7-3 North) to plate a pair of runs sparked a two-out rally that saw the Lady Indians (14-7-1, 8-2 North) 5-0 lead in the top of the seventh shrink to 5-4 in the blink of an eye before sophomore Dani Taylor (New Albany) came in to shut the door on Northeast’s rally with a four-pitch strike out to earn her third save of the season and help ICC stay in the race for first place in the North.
ICC exploded with a five-run bottom of the third when Ashley Camp (Amory) opened the inning with a walk and Lauren Lewis (Mooreville) reached via an error before advanced on a sac bunt by Monica Wade (Florence) and scored on an single by Cat Carver (Hernando). Anna Holley (Columbus) followed with a walk and both advanced on a wild pitch before Carver scored on an out by Jessi Patterson (Nettleton) and two-out single by Emilee Henderson (Burnsville), who would steal second and score on a single by Kami Roberts (Smithville).
Freshman Montana Hawkins (Sulligent, AL) earned her fifth win of the season after scattering nine hits and striking out three batters.
Holley, Carver and Kory Watterson (Nesbit) were the only players to manage hits in Lady Indians’ 2-0 Game 1 loss to Northeast despite a solid outing by sophomore pitcher Rebecca Sloan (Woodland, AL).
Lady Indians sweep Mississippi Delta to take over first place in the North
ICC picked up a home division sweep of Mississippi Delta 10-1 in six innings and 16-1 in five innings to take over sole possession of first place in the North after East Mississippi Community College split with Northwest Mississippi Community College on Thursday.
Patterson smashed a grand slam for her team-leading sixth home run of the season and finished the game going three-for-four with five RBI and a run scored in the Game 1 victory before going two-for-three with a RBI and a double in Game 2.
Roberts went two-for-three with two runs scored in Game 2 after going four-for-four with a double to drive in two runs and scoring two more in Game 1.
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