Indians, Tigers split in softball

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FULTON – The No. 19 ICC Lady Indians rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn a split with rival Northeast with a 4-1 Game 2 win in Fulton.

Trailing 1-0, Kory Watterson doubled to start the sixth before tying the game after scoring on back-to-back wild pitches.

Emilee Henderson’s lone hit of the day proved to be the difference maker as she launched a two-run home run over the wall in center to put the Lady Indians up 3-1.

“I was proud of the way we battled,” said ICC coach Andy Kirk. “The way things were going we could’ve easily just hung our heads and gave up, but instead we kept battling and found a way to come away with the win.”

Cara Hopper (4-1) helped her own cause by singling and scoring on an error before getting a three-up, three-down inning in the top of the seventh to seal the victory.

Tigers win Game 1

Northeast’s Chelsea Buntin (7-10) scattered two hits in a complete game shutout to help the Lady Tigers (13-21, 8-6) pick up a 1-0 win in Game 1.

Bianca Chagolla doubled and scored on a single by Avery Springer in the top of the seventh.

Buntin struck out two and retired 11-straight batters after giving up a single to Watterson in the fourth.

Hannah Johnson gave up one earned run on three hits and struck out four batters in the loss.

ICC remains in first place in the race for the North Division crown and will travel to Northwest while Northeast will host Mississippi Delta on Wednesday.