Wildcats seeking win over league-leading Kosciusko

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Thanks to a doubleheader sweep of district foe Leake Central last
week, the Wildcats of Louisville High School head into action this
week with a chance to earn a playoff spot.

The task is not an easy one however, as the ‘Cats must take at least
one of two games from league-leading Kosciusko to assure themselves
of at least a third-place finish in Region 4-4A and a spot in the
MHSAA Class 4A State Playoffs.

LHS was set to host Kosciusko on Tuesday, before visiting the
Whippets on Friday. Kosy has already clinched the league title and is
undefeated in district play. Louisville and Caledonia are tied for
second with 5-3 records, while Houston is 4-4.

After the two league games, LHS will play host to Ackerman in a non-
division contest at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ivy Park.

Last Tuesday the Wildcats travelled to Carthage to take on Leake
Central, winning the first game 7-1 and the second 16-5.

Wyatt Roberts banged out two doubles and a single to lead LHS at the
plate, while Ross Barnett had a solid outing on the mound, giving up
only two hits to earn the win.

The second game saw LHS take a 5-0 lead in the first inning and from
their the Wildcats steadily added to their total before taking the 11-
run win.

Roberts had two more hits in the second game for the “Cats while also
picking up the win on the mound by going four innings and striking
out seven.
On Saturday the Wildcats lost a 5-4 non-division decision to
Starkville after holding a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the
fifth inning.

Lady Wildcats split four fast-pitch
softball games
By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
The Lady Wildcats of Louisville High School rolled to a pair of
District 4-4A wins over Noxubee County on Monday night, after
dropping contests to Kosciusko and Nanih Waiya last week.

In Monday night’s games LHS won the opener of the doubleheader 21-0,
before taking the nightcap 20-7. The Lady Wildcats were set to host
league foe Houston on Tuesday, before taking on Leake Central on
Thursday in another district contest. Louisville will then host
Choctaw Central in a non-league matchup at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Lady Wildcats came very close to pulling off an upset over
district foe Kosciusko last Tuesday, when they led the Lady Whippets
2-1 after six innings, only to give up six runs in the seventh.

“We were three outs away from getting a really big win,” said LHS
head coach Chad Gipson. “We just kind of let it get away from us.”

Brooklyn Hill had a double and single and drove in the tying run for
the Lady Wildcats, who took the lead in the bottom of the sixth when
Ayana Taylor stole second and came all the way around to throw when
the errant throw from the catcher got into the outfield and skipped
past the center fielder.

Louisville dropped a 15-0 decision to Nanih Waiya last Friday.