Lady Bobcats now 24-0 after sweep of Pearl RiverMarch 20, 2014
POPLARVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcat softball team continues to impress.
JCJC posted a pair of South Division victories here Wednesday afternoon at Lady Wildcat Field, beating Pearl River Community College 7-2 and 11-0 in five innings.
The 15th-ranked Lady Bobcats are now 24-0 overall, 10-0 in the MACJC South Division. The first NJCAA regular season poll will come out next week. Pearl River falls to 13-9 overall, 7-3 in the league.
The Lady Bobcats will host Meridian in a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday at Community Bank Park. Pearl River entertains Co-Lin on Saturday.
Lady Bobcats 7, Lady Wildcats 2
Tori Dew doubled, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Lady Bobcats.
Lauren Holifield doubled and singled, while CC Lawn singled twice. Savannah Lyon had a double and Bailey Stokes singled.
Samantha Buller, 13-0, went the distance and got the win. She allowed two runs, eight hits and walked three.
Megan Scronce doubled and singled for PRCC, while Rachel Hickman doubled. Heather Boutwell, Kaci Lantrip, Emily Jackson, Kelsea Lewis and Courtney Warr had singles.
Hickman went the distance and took the loss. She allowed seven runs (four earned), nine hits and walked eight.
Pearl River led 1-0 going into the fifth, but JCJC scored five runs in the top of that inning to take control. The Lady Bobcats added runs in the sixth and seventh and PRCC scored a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Lady Bobcats 11, Lady Wildcats 0
JCJC led 1-0 after three innings, but then scored six in the fourth and five in the fifth to end the game.
Dew doubled and singled, while Lawn, Reagan Gavin and Lyon had two singles each. Stokes had a double, with Rebecca Monceaux, Holifield, Brittany Seale and Makenzie Hawkins getting singles.
Holifeld, 10-0, went the distance and got the win. She allowed no runs, three hits, walked one and struck out two.
Lantrip singled twice and Hannah Holloway singled for PRCC.
Ashley Hawkins pitched three innings, allowed four runs (three earned), five hits and two walks for the Lady Wildcats. Shelby Perry pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowed two earned runs, five hits, walked three and struck out one. Warr pitched 1/3 of an inning, allowed three earned runs and three hits.