Wildcats fall short of Class 4A playoff short

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

The Louisville High School baseball team may not have reached its
goal of qualifying for the MHSAA Class 4A State Baseball Playoffs,
but according to head coach Hayden Cox the Wildcats did make some
positive strides during the 2013 season.

“We surpassed last year’s win total and that’s good,” Cox said of his
squad’s 11-10 record going into this week’s action. “Now we want to
stay above .500 so we can just build from there.”

The Wildcats were set to visit Philadelphia on Tuesday before hosting
Neshoba Central on Friday.
The Wildcats dropped two of three games last week, including both
division contests against league-leading Kosciusko. The Whippets won
both of those games 8-2.

In the first game, played at Ivy Park in Louisville last Tuesday, the
Whippets built an 8-0 lead and then held on for the win.

The second game, saw Louisville hold a 2-1 lead going into the bottom
of the fifth inning, Kosy scored three times in the fifth and four in
the sixth to take the win.

The Wildcats only had four hits in the Tuesday game, but Dalton
Hudspeth spanked a double and two singles and A.J. Triplett had three
hits of his own in the second game against the Whippets.

In Louisville’s 7-4 win over Ackerman on Saturday, Hudspeth had a
three-run double in the Wildcats’ big four-run second inning, while
Chris Hickman also had a double.

Lady Wildcats split four softball games last week
By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Louisville High School fast-pitch softball team swept a
doubleheader from division foe Noxubee County last Monday, then fell
to league opponent Houston on Tuesday and tumbled to Choctaw Central
on Saturday in a non-division contest.

The Lady Wildcats had their biggest offensive explosion of the season
last Monday sweeping a doubleheader from Noxubee by the scores of
21-0 and 20-7. Brooklyn Hill earned the win on the mound in the first
game, while Ayana Taylor was the winning pitcher in the nightcap.

Taylor also had a huge day at the plate, collecting a combined six
hits in the doubleheader, including a double in the first game.
Miriah Ford had two hits in the opener, while Diamond Wraggs stroked
a triple and Lauren Lucas nailed a double.

The nightcap saw Ariel Lockett collect three hits, while Brittany
Lucas and Zoria Nicholson each had a double and a single. Destiny
Holmes smacked a double for the winners, while Hill had two singles.

The Lady Wildcats had trouble in the field on Tuesday as they lost to
Houston 17-0.

Choctaw Central took a 15-3 win over LHS on Saturday. Wraggs had two
hits for the Lady ‘Cats.
LHS was scheduled to visit Kosciusko on Tuesday before closing out
the 2013 season at home on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against Union for
‘Senior Night.’