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Wesson puts away Loyd Star

RIDGELAND — The Wesson Cobras clipped the Loyd Star HornetsThursday night in the first round of the Division 6-4A baseballplayoffs at St. Andrew’s.

In the other game, McLaurin rallied to pull out an 8-7 win overSt. Andrew’s

Wesson (13-13) meets McLaurin today at 1 p.m. in the winnersbracket. Loyd Star tangles with St. Andrew’s at 4 in the loser’sbracket. At 7, the Wesson-McLaurin loser meets the Loyd Star-St.Andrew’s winner.

The winners will play Saturday.

Jonathan Grace (7-6) posted the win with 3 strikeouts and 4walks. Absorbing the loss was Jarred Rogers with 3 strikeouts and 2walks.

Loyd Star committed 4 errors and Wesson followed with 2.

Powering Wesson with a double and 2 singles was Joe Decker.Caleb Broom singled twice for 2 RBI. Tripling was Daniel Watson.Trey Fisher followed with a 2 RBI single.

Rogers paced Loyd Star with 2 singles.