By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
Senior left-hander Jacob Hemphill put together a strong performance on the mound last Tuesday to lead Nanih Waiya to a 4-1 win over Noxapater in the Rush Invitational Tournament played at Q.V. Sykes Field in Meridian.
Hemphill tossed a complete game, striking out seven and walking just one while not allowing an earned run.
‘We played pretty good defense behind him, making just one error,” said Nanih Waiya head baseball coach Tyler Rogers. “It was a very strong performance, the kind we are looking for out of him.”
The game was tied 1-1 after five innings, but Isaiah Eiland led off the top of the sixth inning with a triple and Peyton Jones singled him in.
“The triple really got us going and gave us a little spark,” Rogers said. “We only had three this, but they came at good times.” Stewart Ball also had an RBI single for the Warriors.
Nanih Waiya, now 4-1 on the season, returns to action on Friday when they play host to Noxapater at 6 p.m. to open region play. The next day the Warriors travel to Union for a 1 p.m. varsity game.
Nanih Waiya is set to visit French Camp on March 25 and host West Lowndes in region action on March 28.