Lady Bulldogs drop two tough games to Itawamba

From School Reports

The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs suffered two heartbreakers here Monday versus the Itawamba Community College Lady Indians falling in game one, 7-6, and in game two, 2-1. Holmes also split with East Mississippi on Saturday, 9-0 and winning game two, 5-4.

With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs fell to 8-13 overall and 3-3 in the North Division. Holmes travels to Pearl River on Monday for a non-division doubleheader while Holmes host Northwest on Wednesday at 3/5 p.m. in a division doubleheader.

In game one Monday at Itawamba, Itawamba held a 4-2 lead going into top of the seventh inning. Two two-run homers by Kelsey Kelly and Charneissa Gordon put the Lady Bulldogs on top 6-4 going into the bottom of the seventh before the Lady Indians scored three runs off of Brett Whitlock, who came in the game in relief of Katie Johnston.

Whitlock suffered the loss after giving up three runs off two hits. Johnston threw six innings and gave up four runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Kelly and Gordon each had two hits while Michelle Gregory added a double.

In game two, Whitlock threw six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Samantha Meadows led the Lady Bulldogs with two hits while Taylor Jordan added a home run in the top of the seventh to pull Holmes within one at 2-1.

Against East Mississippi, Holmes fell 9-0 in game one. Johnston suffered the loss. She threw six innings and gave up six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Faye Lott threw one innings and gave up three runs on two hits with one strikeout and two walks. Keana Wash and Gordon each had two hits with Greogory adding a double.

In game two, Whitlock threw eight innings and picked up the win. She gave up four runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Gregory led with two hits while Jordan added a double.

BASEBALL

The Bulldogs of HCC split a pair of games Friday and won a pair on Saturday in the Pensacola State Spring Break Tournament.

Holmes was set to visit EMCC for a North Division doubleheader on Wednesday before hosting Northwest Mississippi for a twinbill on Saturday.

HCC beat Pensacola 8-0 on Friday, before falling to Snead 6-3. The Bulldogs then came back on Saturday to beat Snead 4-2 and 8-2. No other information was available on the games.