ELLISVILLE – It took until the first day of March, but the Jones College softball team finally played a home game.
No. 4 Jones defeated No. 3 Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa), 4-0, and Northwest Mississippi, 13-1, in five innings to improve to 10-2 on the season.
Ten Bobcats combined for 22 hits, including five doubles and seven home runs, and the pitching staff allowed one earned run in 12 innings.
Jones 4, DMACC 0
Kristian Edwards (Laurel), Meagan Wynne (Richland) and Tyesha Cole (Philadelphia) each hit solo home runs and Lauren Stringer (Taylorsville) improved to 4-0 in the circle with a complete-game, four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Edwards homered to lead off the game for JC in the bottom of the first, sending a 2-2 pitch over the fence in right.
Wynne homered in the fourth to finish the game 3-for-3 and Cole went deep in the fifth before Maycee Knight's (Enterprise-Clarke) RBI-single gave JC a 4-0 lead after five.
Jones 13, Northwest 1 (5 inn.)
After allowing a run in the top of the first, Jones batted around in the bottom half and scored eight runs on eight hits with two home runs to run away from the Rangers early.
Molly Beth Ferguson's RBI-single gave Northwest the early 1-0 lead.
LP Trammell (Germantown) homered in the second to finish the game 3-for-3 to lead a 14-hit attack, while Lauren Pope (Pearl) went deep twice to finish with a game-high four RBIs.
All nine Bobcats in the lineup recorded a hit.
McKenna Polk (Central Holmes Academy) scattered four hits, one run and two strikeouts over three frames while Sterling James (DeSoto Central) tossed two shutout innings with two strikeouts to close the game.
Jones will welcome East Mississippi to The Bank a 4 p.m. Friday doubleheader to open conference play. It's part of an eight-game homestand.
By: Shawn Wansley
Jones Sports Information