Lady Warriors roll to big win over Noxapater

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

The Nanih Waiya fast-pitch softball team split a pair of games last week, taking a 15-3 win over Noxapater, before dropping a 9-6 decision to West Lauderdale.

Two games with West Lowndes were washed out on Monday, but were set to be made up on Tuesday, April 22 in Nanih Waiya. NW was scheduled to host Neshoba Central on Tuesday, before visiting Sebastopol on Thursday and Northeast Lauderdale on Monday.

NW softball Mackenzie Johnson

NW softball Mackenzie Johnson

The Lady Warriors picked up 10 hits in the win over Noxapater, scoring seven runs in the fifth inning and three each in the third and sixth to go with a two-run first.

Mackenzie Johnson had a homer and single and scored three runs to lead NW’s offensive attack in the game, while Marlee Parkes tripled, scored four runs and drove in two others. Brantlie Sheets had a pair of hits for the winners, while Ryan Holdiness had a double and three RBIs and Hope Thames, Krysten Eaves, Livia Bush and Reagan Holdiness had a hit each.

Brantlie Sheets struck out eight and allowed just three hits, two walks and one earned run in six innings of work in the circle to earn the win.

Nanih Waiya held a 4-3 lead over homestanding West Lauderdale after four innings of play, only to have the Lady Knights score six times in the fifth.

Johnson tripled and drove in three runs for the Lady Warriors, while Ryan Holdiness had a double and Hope Thames a triple.

Ryan Holdiness struck out eight batters in six innings of work, while walking just two.