ELLISVILLE, Miss. – Rain and lightning hammered Jones College on Thursday afternoon forcing a delay in Co-Lin's MACJC State Tournament matchup with Southwest Mississippi Community College. The contest was moving into the top of the seventh inning with Co-Lin leading 8-3 before the tarp was brought out on Community Bank Park. The plan is to continue the contest at the earliest available time, but that time is uncertain. The game could resume as early as 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, but with even more inclement weather approaching the area, that time will likely change. Fans can follow @colinathletics on Twitter or check the softball schedule page on colinathletics.com for the most up-to-date schedule changes and announcements.
Co-Lin lit up the board in the top of the first after Callie Fortenberry roped a triple. The sophomore's stand-up triple quickly turned into a run as she scored on a passed ball.
After a three-up, three-down frame in the bottom of the first, the Lady Wolves scored another on an error that plated Hannah Walls who also reached base on an error, making it 2-0.
Ky'Albri Washington reached base in the top of the fourth on yet another Southwest error. April Lynn checked in to run for Washington and scored as Julie Scheuermann crushed a double off the fence in left field. The shot put Co-Lin on top 3-0 going into the bottom of the fourth.
The Lady Bears got two back in the bottom of the fourth as a run crossed the plate on a passed ball and another on an error.
Fortenberry reached base on a single early in the fifth and was quickly brought around for a run as Poole hit a line drive double to deep centerfield. The run grew the lead to 4-2.
The back-and-forth play continued as the Lady Bears once again cut the lead down to one, 4-3, with a single up the middle. The hard-hit ball grazed Makenzie Smith's facemask, who checked in during the fourth inning.
The Lady Wolves had a big inning in the top of the sixth as a pair of walks and an error loaded up the bases. Katelyn Hayman drew a walk to score one before Fortenberry grounded into a fielder's choice to score another. Poole continued the big frame as she ripped an RBI groundout. Amber Brinson also got in on the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left to round out the inning. Going into the bottom of the sixth the Lady Wolves led 8-3.
Co-Lin retired the bottom of the sixth in order on a pair of groundouts and a strikeout before the game was delayed due to the inclement weather.
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