By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal
The early part of any season is about learning where a team stands and the Lady Wildcats of Louisville High School certainly got a
chance to do just that on Saturday in the Winston County Slow-Pitch Softball Classic played in Noxapater.
“We definitely found some areas we need to concentrate on and improve upon,” said first-year LHS head coach Drew Smith. “I think we realized just how important the things we have been trying to work on are once we get into game situations.”
Louisville dropped its opener on Saturday to Noxapater 9-6, before taking an 8-6 win over Nanih Waiya in the final game of the day.
“it was kind of a back and forth game,” Smith said of the win over Nanih Waiya. “We took an early lead and then they battled back. I knew we were going to have to keep adding on if we were to win and the girls did that.”
LHS jumped out to a two-run lead against Noxapater, but the Lady Tigers tied the game in the bottom of the first and then used a five-run fifth to go up 9-2. The Lady ‘Cats clawed back with two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth but came up just short.
No individual stats were provided for either game.
The Lady Wildcats were set to visit Leake Central on Tuesday before hosting Philadelphia for a 6:15 p.m. varsity game on Thursday. LHS then returns to Carthage on Saturday for the Leake Central Tournament where they are scheduled to face Noxapater and host Leake Central.