By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
After suffering its first region setback of the season last Tuesday, the Louisville High School baseball team bounced back in an emphatic way, blowing past South Pontotoc 19-0 in another region contest.
Later in the week LHS beat Eupora 5-4. This week the ‘Cats were set to visit South Pontotoc on Tuesday and host Winona on Friday in a pair of league games, before hosting Philadelphia in a non-district contest on Saturday.
Nettleton scored a run in the first and one in the fifth to take a 2-0 win over Louisville. A.J. Triplett led LHS at the plate, banging out half of the Wildcats four hits in the game. Braxton Wall and Dalton Hudspeth also had singles for the winners.
Senior Channing Wall pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout on Thursday to lead the Wildcats to the 19-0 win over South Pontotoc. Wall struck out six and only walked one in the contest.
M.J. Harrington had three hits and scored three runs for the winners in the contest, while Darius Miller homered and singled and drove in four runs. Braxton Wall had a double and single and drove in three runs for LHS, with Roberts picking up two hits and Semaj Eiland, Hudspeth, Brody Burchfield, Dylan Nicholson, Payson Roberts, Brady Anderson, Michael Frazier and A.J. Triplett having a single each. Hudspeth and Triplett had two RBIs each.
After falling behind 4-2 after four innings, the Wildcats scored single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to take the extra-inning win over Eupora.
Harrington ripped a homer on the first pitch he saw to lead off the bottom of the first inning for LHS, then delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game.
Roberts had two hits and an RBI for Louisville, while Hudspeth singled and knocked in a run. Braxton Wall also had an RBI for the winners, while Hudspeth came on in relief of Braxton Wall to pickup up the win with a strong 1.2 inning performance, not allowing a hit and recording a strikeout.
The Lady Wildcats of Louisville High School dropped an 11-2 decision to Choctaw County last Tuesday. LHS was scheduled to play Aberdeen in a doubleheader on Thursday, but no scores were recorded.
LHS was set to visit Nettleton on Tuesday and host North Pontotoc on Thursday in a pair of region games, before traveling to Union on Saturday to take part in the Lady Yellowjacket Toournament. The Lady Wildcats are set to face Philadelphia at 1:30 p.m. and host Union at 3:15 p.m.