Patriots qualify for MAIS AA baseball playoffs

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

After losing a heartbreaking 1-0 contest to Manchester Academy last
week, Winston Academy traveled to Yazoo City on Monday with a task to
take care of and a point to prove.

The Patriots did just that, rolling to a 10-0 win over the Mavericks
to earn a spot in the MAIS AA State Baseball Playoffs

The Patriots had to turn right around and host Kirk Academy on
Tuesday night in the first game of a best-of-three playoffs series.
The two teams were scheduled to meet in Grenada on Thursday for the
second, and possibly third and deciding game. A game time had not
been set as of press time.

“I thought we really played good against them the first game, we just
got most of our hits after there were already two outs,” WA head
coach Cory Burns said of the 1-0 home loss to the Mavs. “Monday we
got our hits a little earlier in the inning and it made a difference.”

Brody Burchfield had three singles for the winners, while Carter Lane
Jones banged out a pair of hits and Braxton Wall popped a double.
Taylor Moody, Channing Wall and Logan Webb each had a single for WA.

Channing Wall struck out eight and allowed just one hit in going all
five innings for the winners, who improved to 10-8 on the season with
the victory.

Braxton Wall had a strong outing on the mound in the 1-0 loss,
striking out five and allowing just two walks and five hits on the
night. Manchester’s only run, which came in the top of the third
inning, was unearned.

The two teams played twice earlier in the year with Winston winning
6-3 at home and Kirk winning 10-6 at Grenada