The good news is the Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Ranger softball team only allowed three runs in two games at the Region XXIII Tournament in Clinton. The bad news is that Northwest was shut out in both contests.
The Lady Rangers fell to Pearl River 2-0 on the opening day of the event April 30, then dropped a 1-0 decision to LSU-Eunice on May 1.
Northwest ended its season with an overall record of 27-11.
The Lady Rangers spoiled two great pitching performances from sophomore Sarah Gill of Olive Branch. Gill, who tossed two complete games, surrendered just 11 hits and one earned run in the two losses.
Northwest collected only two hits against Pearl River with both of them coming from the bat of freshman second baseman Haylei Plummer of Pope. Pearl River pushed across a run in the second and third innings to notch the victory.
The Lady Rangers locked into a defensive battle with LSU-Eunice with both teams collecting three hits each. Freshmen Casi Brooks of Pope, Leigh Tedford of Southaven, and Ciara Small of Horn Lake all had hits for Northwest.
LSU-Eunice broke a scoreless tie and scored the eventual game-winning run in the fourth frame.