By Robbie Robertson
Winston County Journal
It was another rough week on the diamond for the Louisville Lady Wildcats as they dropped four straight games.
The Lady Wildcats were swept in a doubleheader at Pontotoc, falling 11-1 and 19-0. On Thursday, the Lady Wildcats lost a tough 8-6 decision to New Hope before opening 4-4A play with a 6-1 loss to Kosciusko.
Louisville, now 1-7, was scheduled to play Choctaw Central and Choctaw County in the Kosciusko Spring Tournament on Monday. The Lady Wildcats will return from Spring Break and begin a full slate of division games, traveling to Caledonia on Tuesday and hosting Leake Central on Thursday. They will host Choctaw County on Friday to round out the week.
Pontotoc 11, Louisville 1
The Lady Wildcats managed only four hits on the day as they lost a run-rule game to Pontotoc on Monday.
Pontotoc came out hot, scoring four runs in the first and five in the second for an early 9-0 lead. The Lady Warriors added single runs in the third and fourth innings for the final margin.
Emaree Stone, Adria Thames, Jamiya Miller and Moeisha McDonald each had hits in the contest while Thames scored the only run for the Lady Wildcats.
Stone and Thames each had stolen bases for the Lady Wildcats.
Stone got the start on the mound and gave up nine hits and 11 runs but only one of those was earned.
Pontotoc 19, Louisville 0
In the second game of the doubleheader, Pontotoc took another run-rule victory. No other information was available.
New Hope 8, Louisville 6
The Lady Trojans used a pair of three-run innings to take a tight two-run win from the Lady Wildcats on Thursday.
New Hope scored three in the second, following by single runs in the third and fourth and rounded out its scoring with three runs in the fifth inning. Louisville scored single runs in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings while scoring two in the sixth.
Louisville had six hits on the contest, led by Moeisha McDonald who was 3-for-3 with a double and pair of RBIs. Jamiya Miller, Carlmeisha Hunt and Emaree Stone had Louisville’s other hit. Hunt and Stone also had RBIs. Jimaia Jackson also drove in a run and scored a run.
Eiland, Hunt and McDonald each had stolen bases for Louisville.
Callie Roach got the start for Louisville and pitched six innings and was tagged with the loss. She gave up six hits and eight runs but only five were earned. She struck out three and walked three.
Kosciusko 6, Louisville 1
The Lady Wildcats scored just one run as they opened Division 4-4A play with a loss to Kosciusko. No other information was provided for the Lady Wildcats.