Wallace State softball home opener set for Thursday

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Wallace State’s softball team

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s softball team hosts its first home game of the season on Thursday, welcoming 14th-ranked Chattanooga State for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

The Lions, the three-time defending ACCC champions, have put together a 6-5 record in February after winning three games in Gulf Shores over the weekend. Wallace State notched wins over Northwest Florida State, Georgia Highlands and Gordon State in the Coastal Alabama Sun Chief Classic.

Charlee West cranked three homers over the five-game stretch for Wallace State, finishing with four RBIs. The sophomore from Prattville is the early Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) leader with five homers thus far in 2018.

Wallace State freshman Sidney Edwards finished the weekend with seven hits, including a double, and three runs scored; Kalynn Holcomb had five hits, including a two-run homer and three RBIs; and Megan Hill collected five hits, including a homer and a double, and a pair of RBIs.

Tanner Robertson finished with four hits, including a double, and three RBIs for the Lions, and Hannah Ingram homered in a loss to Lamar State.

Meagan Schwieterman, a freshman from Guntersville, earned two wins on the mound. She went the distance in a pair of extra-inning wins, striking out 14 hitters in 16 innings.

Sophomore Madison Grant was the winning pitcher in a complete-game effort against Georgia Highlands. She allowed two runs and struck out six.

After Thursday’s doubleheader, Wallace State softball travels to Meridian, Mississippi, for a tournament this weekend.

Wallace State basketball

Wallace State’s women’s basketball team has locked up a first-round bye in next month’s ACCC tournament after Monday night’s 82-64 victory at Southern Union.

The Lady Lions (21-7, 7-2 ACCC) had four players finish with double figures. Freshman DeMaurea Moore led the way with 18 points, Gabby Hill scored 17 points, Joy Sadler had 15 and Sydney Powell added 14 points.

Wallace State, which has won three in a row and nine of 10, held a 45-32 cushion at halftime and extended it to 65-44 by the end of the third quarter.

The Lady Lions are set to host West Georgia Technical College on Friday at 1 p.m. before wrapping up conference play against Snead State on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Wallace State’s men’s team dropped a heart-breaker in Wadley, falling 60-58 against the Bison.

The Lions host Bevill State at home on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.

Wallace State baseball and tennis

Wallace State’s baseball team is on the road today at Motlow State after starting the season a perfect 8-0.

Wallace State’s men’s tennis team hosts Mississippi Gulf Coast on Friday, and the women’s team opens conference play on Saturday with a home match vs. Snead State at 1 p.m. The Lady Lions are coming off a Feb. 9 match vs. Meridian Community College.

In that match, Emily Wilson, Tempie Ennis, Mary Ann Wolfe and Kelsi Wilson each earned singles wins. In doubles action, Wallace State winners were Kelsi Wilson/Tempie Ennis, Emily Graves/Molly Whitlock and Wolfe/Mary Ann Lucas.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.