The Coahoma Community College Softball Team played their final home doubleheader for the 2019 season against No. 10 Itawamba Community College. The Tigers gave everything they possessed internally, but the Indians took charge in a sweep (8-1, 21-1).
Coahoma Softball honored graduating sophomores of 2019 with a special recognition. Faith Harrington, Kelsia Rogers, Kanisha Hodges, Brooke Saez and Dede Mathis were acknowledged for their hard work on and off the softball diamond.
In Game 1, Coahoma let the game slip away early and couldn't recover, allowing an 8-0 loss to Itawamba. The Indians took the lead on a single in the first inning when Conley got an RBI single.
Itawamba (32-11-1, 22-4 MACJC) scattered 14 hits in the game. Hope Harbin, Mattie Meine, Samantha Conley and Macey Cox all contributed multiple hits for the Indians. Harbin led Itawamba with four stolen bases. They ran wild on the base paths with 16 stolen bases.
Olivia Burns got the start for Itawamba. She allowed zero hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out seven.
Kelsia Rogers, Faith Harrington and Kanisha Hodges each managed one hit to lead the Coahoma Community College Lady Tigers Varsity. The squad was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Shelby Price was presented the most chances in the field with five.
Alexis Holland led things off on the rubber for Coahoma Community College Lady Tigers Varsity. She went six innings, allowing eight runs on 14 hits to end up striking out three and walking one.
In Game 2, Coahoma fell behind early and failed to come back. The ladies dreaded a 21-1 loss to Itawamba. Itawamba scored on an error, a single by Summer Cryder, a single by Cox, a groundout by Elle Meine, and an error along with a triple by Mattie Meine in the first inning.
The Indians scored eight runs in the fifth inning. Itawamba's big bats were led by Joanna Vasquez, Kacey Carpenter, Makenzie Toombs, Harbin and Burns, who all drove in runs in the inning.
Itawamba racked up 16 hits in the game. Mattie Meine, Harbin, Cox and Sternisha each racked up multiple hits for the Indians. Meine advanced Itawamba with three hits in four at-bats.
Nelson was in the circle for Itawamba. She lasted three innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out two.
Kanisha Hodges went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Coahoma in hits.
Skyler Sistrunk started the game for Coahoma. She lasted two and a third innings, allowing nine hits and 11 runs. Jimmie Whatley and Alexis Holland entered the game as relief. Whatley threw one and two-third innings with Holland showing her skills during one inning.
Coahoma goes to (2-32, 0-24 MACJC) on the season.