Lonergan tosses no-hitter as Lady Bobcats sweep Holmes

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-03-03 07:56:30

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

GOODMAN – Ginger Lonergan threw a no-hitter to help the Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats defeat Holmes Community College 2-0 in game two of a doubleheader here Saturday afternoon.

Lonergan, who tossed a perfect game on Feb. 11 against Jeff Davis Community College (Ala.), struck out 16 and only faced one batter over the minimum. A Holmes’ batter reached base via an error, as Lonergan improved to 6-0 on the year.

In game one, the Lady Bobcats got a solid pitching performance from Lauren Candies and notched a 6-2 decision.

The Lady Bobcats, now 14-2, will host 12th-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the South Division opener on Wednesday at Community Bank Park. Game times are 3 and 5 p.m.

The Lady Bulldogs, 0-10, host Southwest Mississippi on Wednesday.

Lady Bobcats 2, Lady Bulldogs 0

JCJC scored the only two runs of the game in the third inning.

Mallory Cowart was hit by a pitch and stole second. She went to third on a single by Haley Brooke Smith. Shannon Mosley then delivered a run-scoring double down the right field line. Stacia Whitaker’s fielder’s choice drove in Smith with the second run.

Mosley tripled and doubled for the Lady Bobcats, while Kayla McDaniel doubled. Smith, Jessmar Walters and K.T. Perkins added singles.

Emily Collins took the loss.

Lady Bobcats 6, Lady Bulldogs 2

Candies scattered seven hits, gave up two earned runs, struck out two and walked none, as she remained unbeaten at 8-0.

The Lady Bobcats got a run-scoring single from Mosley and a sacrifice fly by Whitaker to score two runs in the top of the first. Holmes scored a run in the bottom of the first.

It stayed that way until the fifth when McDaniel drew a walk and was sacrificed to second by Heidi Garcich. She took third on a ground out by Walters and scored on Cowart’s RBI single.

The Lady Bulldogs got a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 3-2.

JCJC got some insurance in the top of the seventh by scoring three runs. McLeod walked and was replaced by courtesy runner Jasmine Jefferson. Jefferson stole second and McDaniel reached on an error on a bunt that allowed Jefferson to score. McDaniel took third on the play.

Garcich drew a walk and on ball four, a wild pitch was thrown, which allowed McDaniel to score. Megan Cook sacrificed Garcich to second and Cowart followed with a run-scoring single.

The Lady Bobcats only got three hits in the game – two singles from Cowart and a double from Mosley.

Allison Ray took the loss for Holmes.


Game 1

Jones County (13-2)                        200 030 3 – 6 3 1

Holmes (0-9)                                    100 010 0 – 2 7 2

WP-Lauren Candies (7-2). LP-Allison Ray. Hitters: JCJC – Mallory Cowart 2 1B; Shannon Mosley 2B. Holmes – NA.


Game 2

Jones County (14-2)                         002 000 0 – 2 6 1

Holmes (0-10)                                     000 000 0 – 0 0 0

WP-Ginger Lonergan (6-0). LP-Emily Collins. Hitters: JCJC – Shannon Mosley 3B, 2B; Kayla McDaniel 2B; Haley Brooke Smith 1B; K.T. Perkins 1B; Jessmar Walters 1B. Holmes – NA.


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