Wesson Cobras escape Enterprise
The Wesson Cobras managed to stay undefeated in Region 7-2A baseball action by clipping the Enterprise Yellow Jackets 3-2 Friday night at Enterprise.
“We were very fortunate to come away with a win,” said Wesson coach Seth Lofton. “After a shaky start in the first inning, Alex Smith managed to settle down and did a great job pitching.
“Our guys were solid on defense. Offensively, we just struggled.
“My hat goes off to Jackson Cole,” continued Lofton. “He did an excellent job on the mound against us for Enterprise.”
The Cobras (16-2, 8-0) resume action Tuesday. They invade Lincoln County to battle their arch-region rival, the Loyd Star Hornets, in a huge district test with the division championship on the line. Junior varsity action kicks off at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6:30 on Smith Field.
The Jackets (9-7, 4-4), looking to clinch third place in the region and a playoff spot visit Columbia to tangle with the East Marion Eagles. Junior varsity begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6:30
Wesson 3, Enterprise 2
In the first inning, Enterprise got off to an rocky start as the Cobras’ hitters managed to get some big hits and score two runs.
In the bottom of the first inning, the Jackets answered as they took advantages of Wesson’s cold start to tie the game at 2-all.
After shaking off the butterflies from the first inning, both pitchers got into their grove as the game remained tied until the sixth inning.
In the top of the sixth inning, the Cobras fought hard to break up the game as left fielder Brandon Nettles battled at the plate to draw a 2-out walk.
Nettles moved over to second base after an successful stolen base attempt and scored the winning run on a error-single RBI to left field by Tyler Roberts.
In the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings, the Jackets managed to start a rally but failed to score.
Senior Alex Smith was the winning pitcher for the Cobras with 10 strikeouts, five walks and allowed one hit. Smith is a Co-Lin scholarship signee.
Junior Jackson Cole suffered the setback for the Jackets with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Third baseman Kaleb Skinner was the offensive leader for Wesson with two singles. Bailey Warren contributed a double. Hitting safely were Austin Crow and Alex Smith.
Senior third baseman Dylan Smith recorded the only hit for Enterprise, a single.
“We pitched and played well defensively,” said Enterprise coach Cass Brister. “Offensively, we just came up short at the end.”