JDCC softball splits with PSC Tuesday at home
In a doubleheader with Pensacola State Tuesday at home, the Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawk softball team came away with a split to get their first win of the season.
The Lady Warhawks rallied in game one to defeat the Lady Pirated 3-2 to improve to 1-2 this season. In the second game, JDCC lost 4-3 to take the split and fall to 1-3 overall this season.
“We fought hard today,” JDCC Lady Warhawk head coach Misti Nims said. “The pitching started off a little slow in the beginning. Had that not had happened the outcome of the game probably would be a little different. I am really proud of the way we played today compared to the way we played Saturday (against Northwest Florida). That was our first game Saturday. Pensacola has a good team and their coach is my former coach so it is always good to beat the former coach. If we make some plays here and there I think we will be tough this year. This was positive for us today.”
JDCC will play in the LBW Round Robin Tournament Saturday in Andalusia and will play in the Sun Chief Classic Sunday in Gulf Shores.
The Lady Warhawks will play in the Cardinal Spring Fling II Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 before returning home Thursday, Feb. 23 to take on Gadsden State. Game time is set for 1 and 3 p.m. at Lady Warhawk Field on the campus of Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton.
Game one: JDCC 3, PSC 2
Trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, JDCC’s Amber Steadham connected for one-out double to score the game-winning runs and give JDCC their first win this season as they won 3-2.
JDCC trailed Pensacola 1-0 after the first inning before tying the game in the fourth. Pensacola would get one run in the top of the seventh to take the 2-1 lead before the Lady Warhawks plated two in the bottom of the inning.
Jennifer Morris overcame some early control issues in the game to get the win on the mound. Morris went the complete game seven innings allowing three hits, two runs, one earned, walked seven and struck out one. Morris also hit two batters in the game.
At the plate for JDCC, Steadham led with a 1-for-4 day as she had the game-winning double and two RBIs.
Diamond Coachman was 1-for-2 in the win and Carley Parker was 1-for-3 as the Warhawks had only three hits in the win.
Game two: PSC 4, JDCC 3
In game two—a game that was called after six innings due to darkness—JDCC dropped a 4-3 loss.
JDCC fell behind 1-0 in the first inning and 3-0 after the top of the second before plating one run in the second and third innings to cut the lead to 3-2. JDCC would tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning but fell to one run in the sixth to PSC to lose by one.
In the sixth, PSC got to quick fly outs to centerfield before getting two walks and a single to score the winning run.
Jaime Sanders took the loss on the mound for JDCC as she went six innings and allowed four hits, four runs, three earned, walked seven and struck out two.
At the plate in the loss for JDCC, Steadham was 2-for-2 and Morris was 1-for-1. Jennifer Fisher was 1-for-3 and Amber McMillan was 1-for-2. Coachman was 2-for-4 and Parker was 2-for-2 with a double and a homerun in the second inning.