Nanih Waiya pushes baseball record to 7-0

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

The 7-0 Nanih Waiya Warriors rolled to a pair of district wins last
week, as they prepared for a stiff challenge in the Rush Tournament
at Meridian this week.

The Warriors were set to take on Class 4A power West Lauderdale at 1
p.m. on Tuesday, before facing Clarkdale later that evening. On
Wednesday the ‘Cats were to return to Meridian to take on the host
Wildcats.

“It’s good to win ballgames, but you need to have some challenges
along the way,” said Nanih Waiya head coach Tyler Rogers. “If you are
not ever challenged, you don’t know how you will react in crucial
situations in the playoffs when it finally does happen.”

The Warriors beat Noxapater 16-1 in five innings in a game played at
Nanih Waiya last Tuesday. Luke Rosamond struck out 10 batters in four
innings and gave up just one hit to pick up the win.

Ty Higginbotham banged out a trio of hits for the winners, while
Stewart Ball had a pair and Colby Eaves and Wyatt Ball picked up a
two-bagger each.

The Warriors sent four different pitchers to the mound in the 17-3
win over Weir on Friday, while picking up 15 hits.

Stewart Ball, Eaves and Tanner Dalton each led the way for NW with a
single and a double, while Peyton Jones, Rosamond and Hunter LUke had
two singles each and Isaiah Eiland laced a triple.

Lady Warriors have big week with four wins
By Austin Bishop
The Meridian Star
The Nanih Waiya fast-pitch softball team won four games over three
days last week to move their record to 5-1 on the season.

The Lady Warriors would love to add four more wins to that total this
year as they take part in the prestigious Clarkdale Spring Fling
tournament in Meridian this weekend.
“Those will be four tough games for us, but it will be good,” said
Nanih Waiya head coach Jennifer Holdiness. “We are looking forward to
it.”

Nanih Waiya is set to take on Corinth and Amory on Friday and then
face Magee and Quitman on Saturday.

Last week the Lady Warriors won a pitchers duel over Choctaw Central
4-0 on Thursday, before rolling past Louisville 25-1 on Friday. On
Saturday, Nanih Waiya won the Sebastopol Tournament by beating Salem
5-4 and Union 6-1.

“We really played well and did what we had to do,” Holdiness aid. “I
was really proud of the girls on Saturday. We had a couple girls who
don’t normally play who had to step up for us.”

Ryan Holdiness fired a two-hitter for the Lady Warriors in the win
over Choctaw Central as NW scored two runs in the first inning and
another pair in the third. Ryan and Reagan Holdiness each had big
hits for the winners.

The Nanih Waiya bats were unleashed in the blowout win over
Louisville as Megan Robinson had four hits, Reagan Holdiness three
hits and Kara Lane Nowell and Marlee Parkes two each.

Several starters were missing for Nanih Waiya in the 5-4 win over
Salem on Saturday, but despite falling behind 4-2 in the first inning
the Lady Warriors rallied to take the win.

Reagan Holdiness had three hits for the winners, while Robinson,
Parkes, Logan Fulcher and Ryan Holdiness added one single each.

Ryan Holdiness blasted a homer and single for the Lady Warriors in
the 6-1 win over Union, while Nowell, Reagan Holdiness and Mackenzie
Johnson each had a single.