MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — The Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) softball team split a home doubleheader with Itawamba Community College to start the week ending March 4th, where the Patriots went 1-3.

Coach Angel Brown’s team won game one of the February 28th doubleheader 5-3, behind a stellar pitching performance by Taylor Cameron played at Deshler High School.

Cameron pitches against Itawamba in a 5-3 victory at Deshler High School
Cameron pitches against Itawamba in a 5-3 victory at Deshler High School

The freshman from Russellville threw a complete game seven-inning effort allowing only five hits, two walks and three earned runs, while striking out three.

The Patriots got home runs from Alyssa Brown (2-3, 2 RBI) and Brooklyn Owens (1-3, 2 RBI).

In the nightcap, Itawamba gained a split with a 7-1 win. The loss overshadowed a strong outing on the mound by Mycala Mitchell, who gave up only two earned runs with six strikeouts over seven innings.

The lone NWSCC run was driven in by freshman Jade Roberson.

The Patriots returned to play in the Alabama Community College Conference on March 4th with a home doubleheader against Marion Military Institute.

Chloe Handley
Handley nominated as Player of the Week in ACCC

The Tigers swept NWSCC by a score of 10-2 in each game.

Game one saw both Patriot runs come off the bat of Madalyn Scott’s home run. She finished 2-4 on the day and was one of two Patriots with multiple hits (Chloe Handley 2-4).

In the game two loss, seven Patriot batters had at least one hit, but Marion Military’s pitching helped the Tigers quell NWSCC scoring threats. Courtney McGraw and Brown had one RBI each.

The Patriots will travel to Calhoun Community College Tuesday, March 14, for a doubleheader beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Patriots will then travel to Wadley, Ala., on March 16th for another conference matchup against Southern Union Community College. Game times are set for 2 and 4 p.m.

NWSCC will finish the week at home against Southern Union at Gattman Park in Muscle Shoals for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 18. Game times will be at 1 and 3 p.m.

Brown’s nominations for ACCC Player/Pitcher of the Week were Chloe Handley (Player) with a .385 average and one stolen base, and Taylor Cameron (Pitcher) with a 1-1 record in 12.1 innings for the week. She gave up a 3.97 Earned Run Average while striking out five with an opponent’s batting average of .222.

For more information on Patriots softball visit nwscc.edu/athletics/patriots-softball/.

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Written by: Michael Rice, NWSCC Sports Information Intern

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to over 4,000 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, athletic and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.