Apr 15, 2019
The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles split a doubleheader with Southwest Mississippi Community College Monday at Tommy McDonald Field. The Lady Eagles dropped game one 6-2 and picked up the win in game two 4-1.
The visiting Lady Bears jumped ahead 3-0 in the top of the first. The Lady Eagles struggled to get the bats going early in the game. The Lady Eagles trailed 5-0 heading to bat in the fifth. The Lady Eagles were able to pick up a pair of runs to cut the deficit to 5-2. Aahliya Jones got the inning started with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt. Jones came in to score on a Lady Bear error and the Lady Eagles picked up one more run on another error in the inning.
The Lady Bears would add another run in the sixth to bring their lead back to four. The Lady Eagles were unable to score any more runs and dropped the game 6-2.
Kaitlyn Parrish took the loss for the Lady Eagles. She allowed eight hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out three and walking one.
The Lady Eagles came out resilient in game two. After falling behind 1-0 the Lady Eagles bats heated up in the third inning. Taylor Perilloux got the inning started with a single. Kelsey Patterson followed with another single. A bloop single off the bat of Alyssa Branyan brought in Perilloux to tie the game. Megan Lightcap then came to the plate and blasted a three-run homer to give the Lady Eagles the 4-1 advantage.
The Lady Bears threatened in the sixth. They loaded the bases with no outs but the Lady Eagles were able to work out of the jam without allowing a run.
Hayleigh Rogers picked up the win for the Lady Eagles. She pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and one run while striking out three and walking none.
With the doubleheader split, the Lady Eagles are now 17-13 overall and 10-8 in MACJC play. The Lady Eagles will continue their home-stand Wednesday with a doubleheader against East Mississippi Community College. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00.