Loyd Star sweep Lincoln Co. Invitational
The Loyd Star Hornets captured their first win of the season with a 10-1 victory over the McComb Tigers in the Lincoln County Invitational Tournament at Enterprise Friday night.
In Saturday action, the Hornets defeated the Bogue Chitto Bobcats 15-1 and knocked of the West Lincoln Bears 3-1.
The Hornets (3-2) will return to action Monday as they participate in the Lawrence County Spring Break Tournament. Loyd Star will battle Mendenhall at 2 p.m. in Monticello.
Loyd Star 10, McComb 1
The Hornets and Tigers battle in a close contest in the second game of the evening Friday night as Loyd Star managed to take control in the contest in the third inning to take a 2-0 lead, before McComb answered with one run in the bottom of the third.
Loyd Star dominated the Tigers in the final two innings with 8-0 run to secured the win in five innings of action.
Cade Hodges was the winning pitcher for the Hornets with six strikeouts and three walks. Konner Allen (3K, 0BB) also saw some action in relief.
Lamar Lang was the top hitter at the plate for Loyd Star with two singles. Caleb Yarborough ripped a double. Levi Redd, Allen and Hodges hit safely.
“Having our basketball players back gave us a lift that we have been needing,” said Loyd Star coach Jared Britt. “Cade Hodges pitched a great game, and our defense made the routine plays behind him.”
Loyd Star 15, Bogue Chitto 1
Caleb Yarborough was the winning pitcher in Saturday matchup against Bogue Chitto with six strikeouts and two walks.
Cameron Price suffered the setback for the Bobcats with no strikeouts and one walk.
Yarborough was also the leader at the plate for Loyd Star with two doubles and a single. Konner Allen and Levi Redd provided two doubles each. Dorian Beard had three singles. Cole Smith and Brett Calcote hit pair of singles. Cade Hodges ripped a double and a single. Bradyn Brister had a single.
Steven Ginn recorded a double for the Bobcats.
Loyd Star 3, West Lincoln 1
Allen tossed the win for the Hornets with nine strikeouts and one walk.
Hunter Maxwell absorbed the setback for the Bears with eight strikeouts and five walks.
Allen, Yarborough, Calcote and Redd led the Hornets offense with a single each.
Ty Forman and Brice Temple directed the Bears at the plate with a single apiece.