Wallace State athletics roundup: Lady Lions at home this week, baseball splits four-game set with Snead State

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s defending national champion softball team plays its first home games at Bobby McCracken Stadium this week, hosting Motlow State on Tuesday and Gadsden State on Thursday. The Lady Lions, winners of six of the last seven state championships, swept a conference doubleheader from Marion Military Institute last Thursday and split a…

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Wallace State softball hits four homers during sweep of Gadsden State

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HANCEVILLE – Freshman catcher Andrea McKenzie finished 3-for-7 with a three-run homer and seven RBIs and Wallace State’s softball team swept a doubleheader on the road Tuesday at Gadsden State, extending their winning streak to a season-high seven games. McKenzie and the Lady Lions, the NJCAA defending national champions, slugged four homers combined in the…

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Wallace State’s defending national champion softball team starts conference play Tuesday

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HANCEVILLE – After playing a daunting non-conference schedule for nearly two months, Wallace State’s defending national championship softball team begins league play Tuesday at Gadsden State. Wallace State softball coach Jayne Clem feels the nationally-ranked counterparts her freshman-laden Lady Lions (23-17) have encountered will make them stronger during the conference rush. “We’re ready to get…

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No. 1 WSCC softball wins four games before falling in NFCA Leadoff Classic championship over weekend; WSCC baseball wins one behind Bennett’s strong outing

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s defending national champion softball team continued its grueling non-conference schedule over the weekend, finishing runner-up in the NFCA Junior College Leadoff Classic at Columbus, Ga. The top-ranked Lady Lions won four of six games in the tournament, beating Muskegon (Mich.) CC, Des Moines (Iowa) Area CC, Northwest Florida State and Blinn…

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No. 1 Wallace State softball splits six games in JUCO Classic; WSCC baseball beats Andrew (Ga.) College in Gulf Coast Classic

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s top-ranked softball team opened the 2014 season over the weekend, splitting six games in the Creek Indian JUCO Classic held in Atmore. The freshman-laden Lady Lions (3-3) beat Faulkner State, Mississippi Gulf Coast and Lamar State (Texas) College, while dropping games to Wallace-Dothan, Chattanooga (Tenn.) State and Navarro (Texas) College. Wallace…

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Wallace State’s defending national champion softball team ranked No. 1 in NJCAA preseason poll

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s defending national championship softball team is No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I preseason poll for the first time in program history. The Lady Lions will enter the 2014 as the top-ranked team after winning the program’s second national championship last season in St. George, Utah.…

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Wallace State athletics has handful of sophomores sign with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State had a handful of sophomore student-athletes sign letter of intents with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period. Wallace State baseball left-hander Izaac Yarbrough signed with Auburn University. Yarbrough, a Vinemont graduate, finished 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA last season for the Lions. He tossed 48 2/3 innings, recording 36 strikeouts and…

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