By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Louisville High School Lady Wildcats swept a pair of region fast-pitch softball games from Kemper County High School on Tuesday.
LHS won the opener 21-1, then took the second game 19-4. Louisville was scheduled to visit North Pontotoc on Tuesday.
LHS scored at least four runs in each of the four innings they batted in the first-game win, notching six in the first and seven in the fourth to highlight the offensive display. The Lady ‘Cats hit for an eight-spot in the third inning on the way to the second-game win.
According to MaxPreps, the LHS Lady Wildcats are 7-8 overall and 4-3 in region play. No other information on the games was available.
Louisville Wildcats claim Region 4-3A baseball title
The Region 4-3A Champion Louisville High School Wildcats won’t be relaxing during their hard-earned bye week in the MSHAA Class 3A State Baseball Playoffs.
LHS is set to visit Starkville at 6 p.m. on Thursday before hosting a pair of games at Ivy Park on Friday. Louisville hosts Tupelo at 4 p.m. and Smithville at 6:30 p.m. The Wildcats will take part in the second round of the state tournament the following week.
The Wildcats sealed the region title with a 16-0, 14-0 doubleheader sweep of Aberdeen on Thursday. The 18-6 ‘Cats then lost to Winona 3-2 on Friday and 6-1 to Petal on Saturday.
Louisville banged out a total of 12 hits in the 16-0 win over Aberdeen, scoring seven runs in the first inning and nine in the second
Braxton Wall had a big day for LHS, striking out six to pick up the win on the mound and delivering a double and single and driving in three runs at the plate. Wyatt Roberts homered and tripled for the winners, while M.J. Harrington had a double and a single. Brady Anderson, and A.J. Triplett had two singles each for LHS, with Channing Wall and Dylan Nicholson picking up a single each. Anderson drove in three runs for LHS, with Channing Wall, Nicholson, Triplett and Roberts each having two RBIs.
Nicholson tossed a three-inning no-hitter in the 14-0 win, striking out seven in the process to pick up the win on the mound. Triplett had three hits and two RBIs in the game, while Dalton Hudspeth had two hits and two RBIs and Braxton Wall had a single and RBI. Also picking up RBIs for the winners were Harrington and Brody Burchfield.
Louisville held a 2-1 lead over Winona after four innings, but the Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to take the win.
Hudspeth had two singles for LHS in the game, while Triplett doubled and Nicholson singled. Wyatt Roberts took the tough luck loss on the mound for Louisville, despite striking out seven and allowing just one earned run.
Petal scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to break open a close game and take the 6-1 win on Saturday. Hudspeth, Nicholson and Roberts each had singles for LHS in the game.