Warriors pick up 10th win of season

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

The Lady Warriors picked up a pair of key wins last week, then rolled
to an easy district victory over Weir on Monday night to move their
record to 10-2-1 on the season.

Nanih Waiya will take the rest of this week off, but has four
contests next week, beginning with a cross-county battle with
Noxapater on Tuesday, April 2.

“I am proud of how well they are playing as a team,” Nanih Waiya head
fast-pitch coach Jennifer Holdiness said of her Lady Warriors. “My
older girls are very consistent on both offense and defense and my
younger girls are stepping up and making plays when needed. I hope we
continue to keep working and improving.”

Visiting Nanih Waiya jumped out to a 6-0 lead against homestanding
East Webster last week, then held on for a tough 7-5 win.

Meagan Robinson had a single and triple and drove in a run to lead
the Lady Warriors, while Mackenzie Johnson had two singles and Ryan
Holdiness belted a two-run homer. Kara Lane Nowell had a single, two
RBIs and two runs scored for NW, while Regan Holdiness had a single
and scored two runs and Marlee Parkes added a single.

Ryan Holdiness struck out five to pick up the win on the mound.

A pair of three-run innings — the fourth and sixth — sparked the Lady
Warriors to their 11-5 road win over Choctaw Central on Thursday.

Johnson had a triple, and two singles and scored a trio of runs to
lead NW at the plate, while Regan Holdiness had a single and triple,
scored two runs and drove in three. Nowell had two singles for the
winners and Kaytlyn Burrage and Parkes had a single each, while
Holdiness belted a double and drove in a run. Brantlie Sheets also
had an RBI for NW, while also earning the pitching victory.

The Lady Warriors scored 14 times in the first inning and 13 more in
the second to take a 27-0 home win against Weir on Monday.

Robinson had a triple, drove in four runs and scored four others for
Nanih Waiya in the gem. Ryan Holdiness had a triple, four runs scored
and three RBIs, while Marlee Parkes had two singles and three RBIs.
Nowell, Johnson, Krysten Eaves and Livia Bush each added singles for
the winners.

Ryan Holdiness struck out four, while tossing a three-inning one-hitter.

After visiting Noxapater on Tuesday, April 2, the Lady Warriors
travel to Weir for a 4 p.m. contest on April 4, before hosting
Louisville the following day at 6:30 p.m. and then entertaining
Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.