WESSON, Miss. – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves moved to 4-2 on the year after splitting a pair against the Rangers of Northwest Mississippi Community College, 6-2 and 8-5. The Rangers moved to 5-1 on the season. Co-Lin is back on the diamond this Friday, March 1 as the Wolves host Delgado in Wesson with a twin bill beginning at 3 p.m.
The Wolves took game one after taking an early lead on a passed ball that plated Joshua Day. A solo shot from Northwest in the top of the third knotted the game back up, but Co-Lin took the lead in the third with an RBI single from Ryan Zimmerman. Another solo shot in the top of the fourth tied the game yet again, this time at 2-2. An RBI double from Brooks Italiano put the Wolves up 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth, and Co-Lin maintained that lead for the remainder of the contest.
An error and an Austin Tidwell RBI single plated the final runs of the game.
Co-Lin racked up six hits in the game. Italiano and Tidwell each managed multiple hits, while Italiano led the Wolves with three hits in three at-bats.
Conner Ingram started the game on the mound. He went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out four, but Konner Allen earned the win for the Wolves. He went one inning, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out one and walking zero.
Northwest grabbed an early lead in the nightcap and escaped with a victory. A two-run homer from Northwest's Ben Van Cleve put the Rangers on top 2-0 in the top of the first. Northwest added one run in the top of the second, third, and fourth, before pushing another two across in the top of the fifth to stretch the lead to 7-0.
The Wolves scratched two across in the bottom of the frame as a wild pitch plated Day and Clint Stephens scored during a rundown. The inning cut the lead to 7-2.
Co-Lin grabbed another three runs in the bottom of the sixth with Zimmerman scoring on a passed ball. Kylar Fielder followed with an RBI to center field that plated Mark Hubbard and Day to cut the lead to just two, 7-5.
The Rangers got one more in the top of the seventh, and Co-Lin managed only one base runner in the bottom of the seventh.
Tidwell took the loss for Co-Lin on the hill. He surrendered five runs on nine hits over four innings, striking out six and walking zero.
Trey Frierson went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Co-Lin in hits.