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.