Wesson Cobras ready for baseball action
Published 10:30 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016
A talented group of juniors, along with seniors Davion Frye, Bolon Tadlock and Max Daughdrill, will lead the Wesson Cobras on the diamond this season.
“I think we are going to have a great season,” said Wesson coach Seth Lofton. “We have a big group of juniors that bring a lot of talent. The team’s attitude and work ethic in practice has been really great.”
After finishing runners-up in the South State championship in Class 3A, the Cobras are looking to return to the playoffs and improve on a 17-6 record from last season. In division action, Wesson posted a 7-1 record to win the division crown.
Wesson will rely on four returning starters – Jeremy Smith, Preston Middleton, Daughdrill and Jimmie McQuage – to provide leadership.
Daughdrill posted a .400 batting average last season. Smith is second behind Daughdrill; as a junior as he earned a .369 batting average. Middleton had a .305 average and McQuage finished with a .241 average at the plate.
Wesson lost five starters to graduation last season – shortstop/pitcher Tyler McLeod, first baseman/pitcher Mack Smith, outfielder Ryan Traxler, third baseman Justin Boone and outfielder Mac McQuage. McLeod signed a baseball scholarship with Co-Lin last season.
Lofton’s assistant coaches are Steve Barrington and Vance Windom.
The Cobras will host a classic game Friday against East Marion. Junior varsity action starts at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.
Wesson Baseball Schedule
20-Wesson Jamboree (Cathedral 10 a.m., North Pike 2:30 p.m.
27-at Bogue Chitto
3-Loyd Star at 5 p.m.
4-South Pike at Loyd Star, 4 p.m.
8-at Crystal Springs
17-at Natchez Cathedral
23-at Port Gibson
2-at East Marion
8-at Jefferson County
9- at Loyd Star
15-at Franklin County
18-at North Pike
22-25-first round of playoffs
29-second round of playoffs
2-Second Round of Playoffs
5-9-Third Round of Playoffs
12-14-South State Championship