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NWCC softball team splits with Northeast

Northwest Mississippi Community College freshman Candice Brasher picked up two hits and two RBI to help the Lady Rangers defeat the Northeast Lady Tigers 7-1 and salvage a doubleheader split April 1 in Booneville.

Northwest’s victory came after Northeast claimed the opening game of the twin bill 7-6. The Lady Rangers moved their record to 21-9 overall, including a 5-3 mark in the MACJC North Division.

Brasher, a freshman from Hernando, went two-for-three at the plate in the second game. Northwest sophomores Ciara Small of Horn Lake and Angela Carden of Southaven also added two hits each. The Lady Rangers were also able to capitalize on five Lady Tiger errors.

Northwest led 4-1 after three innings and put the game away by pushing a run across in the sixth frame and two more in the seventh.

Brasher was also the winning pitcher for the Lady Rangers by throwing the final 4.2 innings and allowing just three hits. Brasher evened her record at 3-3.

In the opening contest, Northwest fell behind 7-2 after the first four innings. The Lady Rangers rallied with a run in the fifth frame and three more in the sixth, but came up short.

Small and sophomore Haylei Plummer of Pope collected three hits each to combine for six of Northwest’s seven total hits in the game.

Lady Ranger freshman pitcher Lauren Kendall of Boyle was shouldered with the loss to drop her record to 2-3.

Northwest travels to Scooba Tuesday, April 6 to battle East Mississippi.

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