Division play closing in for Lady Tigers

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


Noxapater High School head slow-pitch softball coach Jodie Duran is hoping her team’s 6-4 win over Sebastopol Monday provides some momentum as the Lady Tigers creep closer to division play.

Noxapater has three more non-league games before beginning league play at home against West Lowndes on Sept. 23. Noxapater, Nanih Waiya and West Lowndes are in the same division, with the top two teams advancing to the playoffs.

The Lady Tigers are scheduled to visit Kosciusko on Thursday and Ethel on Monday, before traveling to Sebastopol on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Hanna Hamilton and Madelyn Wilkes each had three hits for Noxapater in Monday’s win over Sebastopol, while Kiara Phillips smashed a triple and single and scored three runs.

“We were finally able to put some hits together and play good defense and look like the team we want to be,” Duran said. “We looked much better versus Sebastopol and I hope that gives us the momentum to turn things around before division play in two weeks.”

Breanna Glass had two hits for the Lady Tigers against Sebastopol, while Tiffany Hornesbuger and Treasure Lynch had one each.

The Lady Tigers dropped an 18-3 decision to East Webster last Thursday. Lynch had a single and triple for Noxapater in that game, while Phillips and Kyria Carter picked up a single each.