Lady Warriors take control of district softball race

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County journal


The Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors combined a doubleheader sweep of West Lowndes on Monday with a win over rival Noxapater last Thursday to all but put a lock on the region softball championship and a No. 1 seed heading into the MHSAA Class 1A Slow-Pitch Softball State Playoffs that begin on Oct. 15.

The only league game remaining for the Lady Warriors is a trip to Noxapater next Monday.

NW rolled by West Lowndes 16-0 and 21-4, while taking a 12-2 win over Noxapater. The Lady Warriors have a non-league game set for Thursday at home against Clarkdale and then take part in the East Webster Tournament on Saturday.

Ashley Thames banged out two singles and a double to lead the Lady Warriors at the plate in the opening win over West Lowndes, while Hope Thames, Candace Thornton, Reagan Holdiness and Brantlie Sheets had two singles each.

Marlee Parkes, Katylyn Burrage, Chelsea Smith, Karla Higginbotham and Krysten Eaves each added a single for the winners.

The nightcap against West Lowndes saw Hope Thames crank out a double and two singles and Thornton rip a trio of singles. Reagan Holdiness had a triple and double for the winners, while Johnson had a triple and single and Sheets and Burrage had two doubles each.

Higginbotham had a double and single to aid the NW attack, while Allayna Lovorn and Parkes had two singles each and Eaves and Moeshia McDonald each added a single.