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NWCC softball team defeats Pearl River, splits with Hinds

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Lady Ranger softball team knocked off the Pearl River Lady Wildcats 3-2 March 5 in Senatobia.

Northwest also split a pair of games with the Hinds Lady Eagles March 4 in Raymond. The Lady Rangers lost to Hinds 4-3, but rebounded to claim the nightcap 6-1 to push their overall record to 6-6.

Against Pearl River, Northwest scored all three of its runs in the third inning on an RBI-double by sophomore Angela Carden of Southaven and an RBI-single by freshman Candice Brasher of Hernando.

The Lady Wildcats cut their deficit to 3-2 in the fourth frame, but Brasher pitched the final two innings in relief and shut Pearl River down. Brasher struck out two, while allowing no hits and walking none. Northwest freshman pitcher Magen Fullwood of Shiloh, Tenn., threw the first three innings and got the victory. Fullwood surrendered one hit and one unearned run.

The Lady Rangers held a 3-1 lead in the first contest against Hinds, but the Lady Eagles pushed three runs across in the seventh frame to claim the win.

Brasher and Heather Tomlinson of Holly Springs collected two hits each for Northwest.

The Lady Rangers pounded out 11 hits in the win against Hinds in the second game. Brasher, Mandy Bolden of Holly Springs, and Haylei Plummer of Pope had two hits each. Brasher also picked up three RBI.

Northwest’s Fullwood was the winning pitcher by scattering nine hits over seven innings and allowing no earned runs.

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