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Northwest CC Softball Win

Mandy Bolden

Freshman Leigh Tedford’s two-out single in the nightcap helped the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Ranger softball team complete a doubleheader sweep of the Northeast Lady Tigers April 9 in Senatobia.

Northwest defeated Northeast by scores of 8-0 and 5-4 to push its overall record to 21-7. The Lady Rangers lead the MACJC north division with a 16-2 mark.

Tedford, of Southaven, stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning of the second game and lined a base hit into left field to score Laura Long of Senatobia from third base for the winning run.

The Lady Rangers trailed Northeast 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, but tied the game when Mandy Bolden of Holly Springs scored on a sacrifice fly by Haylei Plummer of Pope.

Northeast re-claimed the lead at 4-3 in the top of the eighth, but Angela Carden of Southaven sparked Northwest with a base hit to score Kayla Shawn of Oxford and tie the score at 4-4.

Bolden, Plummer, and Tedford led the Lady Rangers with two hits each.

Northwest sophomore pitcher Sarah Gill of Olive Branch was the winner in both contests to move her record to 19-3.

Gill tossed a one-hitter in the opener and struck out two.

The Lady Rangers staked claim to a 6-0 lead after two innings and never looked back. Bolden, Plummer, and Casi Brooks of Pope collected three hits each. Northwest pounded out 12 hits as a team.

The Lady Rangers travel to Clarksdale Wednesday, April 15 to face Coahoma. The doubleheader starts at 2 p.m.

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