Regular season nearing end for baseball teams

By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal

Local high school baseball teams are getting close to the end of their division schedules, making every game from here on out critical. Winston County schools finished a slate of games before the Easter holidays. Louisville Wildcats The Louisville Wildcats began their series against Leake Central on Apr. 3 by hosting the Gators in division play. After a close game, the Wildcats would clinch a 5-2 victory over the Gators. Leake Central would be looking to even the score on their home field as they hosted the Wildcats on Apr. 6. The Gators would not get their wish, as the Wildcats went on to win 5-3 to sweep the series. The Wildcats now are 8-12 overall and 4-4 in division play. Up next for the Wildcats will be a series against Kosciusko. The first game will be at Kosciusko on Apr. 10, followed by the second game at Louisville on Apr. 13. Nanih Waiya Warriors The defending Class 1A champion Nanih Waiya Warriors had a good week as well, starting with a trip to face the Weir Lions in division play on Apr. 3. The Warriors had no problems handling the Lions, as they went on to a 9-2 victory over their division rival. The Warriors then traveled to Crawford to face East Oktibbeha in a division play doubleheader on Apr. 6. The first game went well for the Warriors, as they defeated the Titans 9-3 for the first win of the day. The second game would have the same results for the Warriors, as they took care of East Oktibbeha again by the score of 15-2. Nanih Waiya is now 13-3 overall and an impressive 7-0 in division play. The Warriors will host their next two games, both division contest. On Apr. 10, the Warriors will take on West Lowndes in a rematch from their Mar. 23 game. They will then play French Camp on Apr. 13. Noxapater Tigers The Noxapater Tigers had a rough week, starting with a trip to play division rival French Camp on Apr. 3. The Tigers could not get their offensive game going against the Panthers, and the game was called in the 5th inning with a score of 13-0. Noxapater then took a trip to Columbus to play West Lowndes on Apr. 5 in division play. The Tigers tried to get back on the winning track, but were stopped short by the Falcons 12-4. The Tigers are now 3-10 overall and 2-5 in division play. They will wrap up their regular season next week with their remaining two games. They will host Weir in a division contest on Apr. 10, followed by hosting East Oktibbeha on Apr. 13.