LHS Wildcats split a pair during spring break

By Austin BIshop
The Winston County Journal

It was definitely an up and down spring break for the Louisville High
School baseball team.

After battling to take a thrilling 3-2 win over Quitman at the Rush
Tournament in Meridian on Tuesday, the Wildcats dropped a 7-2
decision to Raleigh on Wednesday to fall to 5-5 on the season.

“We just laid an egg on Wednesday,” said LHS head baseball coach
Hayden Cox. “You get that on spring break. You just never know what
kind of intensity the team is going to bring to the park.”

Cox is certainly hoping his team finds some consistent intensity this
week as the Wildcats play a pair of district games against Caledonia.
LHS, which is 1-1 in league play after splitting with a strong
Houston team earlier in the season, was set to host Caledonia on
Tuesday before visiting the Confederates on Friday.

“We have got to put together a competitive effort for us to get where
we want to go,” Cox said.

After the two games with Caledonia the ‘Cats will travel to Ackerman
on Saturday to face the Indians at 11 a.m. and the Tigers of Winona
at 2 p.m.

Chris Hickman drove in the winning run for LHS in the 3-2, eight-
inning win over Quitman. He led the Wildcats with three hits on the
day. Ross Barnett went five strong innings on the mound, with Dalton
Hudspeth getting the win with two innings of relief work and Wyatt
Roberts coming on to pitch the eighth inning to get the save.

Barnett had a double to lead LHS at the plate against Raleigh.