Lions conclude softball season by splitting doubleheader


EMCC closed out its 2022 softball season by splitting a road double­header with Hinds during Friday’s MACCC action. The Lions earned a 5-3 vic­tory in the opening game before dropping a 9-1 nightcap decision to the Eagles.

In the opener, EMCC erased an early 1-0 deficit by batting through the lineup in the fifth inning to push across four runs. Ce­leste Study and Carley Martin contributed to the four-run frame with a bases-loaded walk and run-scoring single, respec­tively. Study added a sac­rifice fly in the seventh for the Lions’ final run of the opener.

EMCC’s Maggie Mead­ows reached base safely in all four of her plate ap­pearances in the opening game with two singles, a double and a walk in addi­tion to scoring a pair of runs. Lauren Pickett added two singles for the visitors.

In the circle for the Lions, freshman right-han­der Laken Firth picked up her seventh win of the season by going the dis­tance with three strike­outs and only one walk while scattering seven hits.

EMCC’s lone run in the second game came on Jenna Kirkland’s RBI single following Raegan Pritch­ett’s leadoff triple in the sixth inning.

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