By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
Brantlie Sheets cranked out five hits, including a pair of doubles, to lead the Lady Warriors of Nanih Waiya to a convincing 24-2 win over Noxapater on Monday night.
The win gave the Lady Warriors the outright region title and lines them up to host French Camp Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the first round of the MHSAA Class 1A Slow-Pitch Softball playoffs. The time the best-of-three series, which will all be played in one day, will start had not been set as of press time.
“The girls are very excited about winning district and heading to the playoffs,” said Nanih Waiya head coach Courtnee Graham. “They’ve been working really hard to improve themselves individually and as a team and this is the moment where their hard work pays off.”
Nanih Waiya scored seven runs in the top of the first inning, and then erupted for nine in the third to roll to the key win. Marlee Parkes had three singles and a double in the game for NW, while Hope Thames banged out a double and three singles.
Ashlie Thames had a pair of triples for the winners, while Ryan Holdiness had three singles and Reagan Holdiness unleashed a double and single. Kaytlyn Burrage had two singles, while Mackenzie Johnson and Chelsea Smith each doubled and Allayna Lovorn, Candace Thorton and Krysten Eaves each singled.
The Lady Warriors were set to visit West Lowndes on Thursday.