Marion, AL. - The Marion Military Institute Lady Tigers split a doubleheader with the Wallace Community College Lady Governors Saturday afternoon.
Game 1: MMI 11 Wallace CC 4
The MMI softball team used a big second inning offensive burst to overcome being down 3-0 in the first inning. Hayden Short got the offense started by crushing a double to left field, Alisea Balderaz Walked and Kennedy Harrison had a bunt for a hit before Ashley Holt knocked in the first run of the inning. Annelise Borg's pinch hit scored two runs and Kathryn Clark doubled to add two more runs. A Wallace CC error would plate one more run before the inning ended at 6-3 with the Lady Tigers in the lead.
Caitlynn Cooper (2-3) picked up the win in the circle pitching a complete game scattering five hits, one earned run and two strikeouts. Kathryn Clark was 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. Emily Tarango went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Alisea Balderaz went 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI.
Game 2: MMI 5 Wallace CC 7
The game was back and forth with both teams chipping in runs. With the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Hayden Short led off with her second homerun of the season to give the Lady Tigers a 5-4 edge.
With two outs in the top of the sixth, Wallace CC had runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs. A high fly ball to left center was dropped and two runs scored to give Dothan a one-run lead. They would score one more unearned run before the inning ended.
Kathryn Clark went 1-for-2 with a stolen base. Emily Tarango went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base. Angel Harrison went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Hayden Short went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs.
The Lady Tigers (4-6) are back in action Tuesday February 17th at Judson College for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader.