MAGEE, Miss. – 96 hours and 23 minutes after the first pitch on Thursday, May 9 the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves defeated Southwest Mississippi Community College, 8-5. The delay came from multiple days of rain in Ellisville that forced the MACJC State Softball tournament to be moved to the Magee Sports Complex in Magee, Miss. The game was abbreviated on Monday as the teams only needed to play the seventh inning to close out the contest.
Co-Lin was unable to get any runs in the top of the frame, but Southwest came out swinging as the Lady Bears got two of their first three batters on base. A double to center field plated two runs and cut Co-Lin's lead to 8-5. Katelyn Ward entered the circle with one out with one runner aboard. A walk put Lady Bears on first and second, but Co-Lin's Delaine McMillan fielded a groundball at shortstop, tagged the runner advancing to third, and went the short way to second for a double play to secure the 8-5 Co-Lin victory.
The Lady Wolves will now face the loser of Pearl River and Northeast at 5 p.m. for the next round. A win in that contest would have Co-Lin playing again at 7:30 tonight.
By: Lucas Clavert