By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Louisville High School baseball team took three wins last week to stretch its modest winning steak to four, improving to 9-3 on the season headed into this week’s action.
The Wildcats hammered Cleveland 18-0 on Tuesday, before beating Kosciusko 3-2 and Neshoba Central 7-2 on Saturday. This week the ‘Cats are set to host Ethel on Tuesday before traveling to Nettelton on Thursday. That game was moved up a day due to the threat of poor weather over the weekend. If the weather permits LHS is set to host Neshoba Central on Saturday before hosting Nettleton on Tuesday.
Ross Barnett and Channing Wall combined to toss a five-inning one-hitter against Cleveland, with each pitcher recording a half-dozen strikeouts.
LHS banged out 19 hits on the day with seven players getting more than one hit. Darius Miller ripped a homer and single and drove in three runs, while Wyatt Roberts, M.J. Harrington and Braxton Wall had three singles each. Dylan Nicholson, A.J. Triplett and Barnett had two hits each, while Brady Anderson and Dalton Hudspeth each had a single. Hudspeth and Roberts each drove in three runs, while Harrington, Triplett and Wall each had two RBIs.
Louisville spotted Kosciusko single runs in the first and second innings, but scored two in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth to take the win despite picking up just three hits on the night. Channing Wall struck out eight to pick up the win on the mound for LHS, while Miller ripped a huge home run and Triplett and Roberts each singled.
Louisville scored in four of the seven innings it batted against Neshoba Central on the way to the 7-2 win. Roberts had two hits for Louisville, while Hudspeth, Channing Wall, Nicholson, Braxton Wall, Triplett and Harrington had one each. Hudspeth drove in three runs, while Braxton Wall, Triplett and Roberts each had an RBI for the winners.
Roberts was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 and walking just two while tossing a seven-inning five-hitter.
The LHS fast-pitch softball team won two of the three games it played last week.
The Lady Wildcats opened with a 19-6 win over Starkville on Monday before falling to Kosciusko 11-6 on Tuesday and then closing out the week on Friday with a 19-8 home win over Choctaw Central.
Louisville was set to host Nettleton on Tuesday and South Pontotoc on Thursday in region games this week before taking on Sebastopol and Leake Central in the Leake Central Tournament on Saturday.
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