The Northwest Lady Rangers put the clamps on Northeast Thursday as they defeated the Lady Tigers 12-6, thus ending the season for coach Jody Long’s squad.
Jones had relegated Northeast to the losers bracket Wednesday in the double-elimination tournament with a 9-0 blanking of the Lady Tigers before Northwest closed the door on NEMCC Thursday.
Following is the boxscore from Thursday’s contest, played at Itawamba Community College.
at ICC Softball Complex, Fulton
Northwest 12, Northeast 6
Northwest 300 105 3 - 12 14 2
Northeast 001 230 0 - 6 9 2
WP: Kaylei Peterson (8-8). LP: Cassidy Duskin (11-10).
Multiple hits: (NW) Laila Armstrong 3, Maddie Brower 3, Saige Koczka, Kaylei Peterson; (NE) Charly Clanton. 2B: (NW) Armstrong, Koczka; (NE) Taylor King. 3B: (NE) Clanton. HR: (NW) Brower; (NE) Briley Pitt.
Records: Northwest 19-15, Northeast 23-19.
•Notes: Northeast is receiving votes in the latest NJCAA Division II rankings, which were released earlier this week. The Tigers were eliminated from the MACCC Tournament with the loss.