Lady Warriors take thriller over Eupora

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal


The Lady Warriors used a pair of huge innings to come back from five runs down and take an 11-8 win over homestanding Eupora in the slow-pitch softball action last Thursday.

“It was phenomenal,” said NW head coach Courtney Graham of the win. “The girls really needed it and I think I needed it as much as they did. It really lit a fire under them.”

Nanih Waiya hopes to use that momentum to its advantage as the Lady Warriors have a big week ahead of them.

NW was set to host Eupora on Tuesday, before entertaining Class 4A West Lauderdale on Thursday, then traveling to Meridian on Saturday to take on Choctaw Central at 10:30 a.m. and Meridian High School at noon in the Meridian Tournament that will be played at Northeast Park.

Nanih Waiya trailed 6-1 in the Thursday game against Eupora, before Allayna Lovorn placed a single just over the infield to spark a five-run rally in the fourth inning. Krysten Eaves, Mackenzie Johnson and Marlee Parkes all had big hits in the inning for the Lady Warriors.

Eupora managed to regain the lead at 8-7 going into the top of the seventh inning but the Lady Warriors struck for four runs, with the big blow being a bases-loaded triple by Ryan Holdiness.

The win improved the Lady Warriors to 2-4 on the season.