Wesson crushes Hazlehurst 24-6; BHS beats Pearl

Published 10:32 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Photo submitted/Wesson’s Nikki Guess comes in to home for her first career homerun during the Cobras’ win against the Hazlehurst Indians Tuesday.

Photo submitted/Wesson’s Nikki Guess comes in to home for her first career homerun during the Cobras’ win against the Hazlehurst Indians Tuesday.

The Wesson Lady Cobras hosted the Hazlehurst Lady Indians Tuesday night and gained another notch in their conference win total. The Lady Cobras dominated the game and took the win with a final score of 24-6.

Wesson was a powerful force at the plate and racked up the runs in the first inning. Close out pitcher Shaylin Green struck out three batters and also hit three singles on the night.

The top hitter of the night was Nikki Guess with five RBIs after hitting two homeruns and a single. Other top hitters for Wesson were Sabria Green with a homerun, double and two singles, Harmoni Ashley with a homerun and double and Brook Jones with a homerun and two singles. Catherine Wilson hit two doubles and a single and Shelbi Maxwell hit a triple and two singles. Hitting a double and single each were Amber Brinson and Arie Douglas.

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Aurianna Vaughn hit an RBI double and Anna Claire Crow and Riley Smith each also hit safely.

On defense, the Cobras’ starting catcher Green made three crucial outs at home plate and Ashley defended first base for three outs with assists by Shaylin Green and Brook Jones. Shelbi Maxwell also played left center and tallied two outs and Douglas got two outs on second base.

For the Lady Indians, pitcher Asia Madison walked three batters and hit a double at the plate. Mariah Reed hit a double and single and hitting two singles each were Dasia Thigpen and Kecri Lewis. Daisy Zalzoy hit a double and Carla Smith and Monique Brown both hit a single each.  On defense, Monique Brown had three outs from second base with assists from Grace Daniels at short stop.

Wesson will travel to Crystal Springs Thursday to face the Lady Tigers. The varsity game begins at 4 p.m.

Junior varsity

The JV Lady Cobras also got a win over the JV Lady Indians with a final score of 12-2. Winning pitcher Shaylin Green posted two strikeouts and three walks. The top hitter was Katie Westbrook with a three-run homerun and a two-run double. Green had two RBIs and hit a double and a single and Natalie Bonds hit a double. Laynee Crapps and Kyla Smith hit two singles and Alyssa Carraway, Lexie Guess, Emma Britt and Alayna Westrope hit a single each.  First baseman Laynee Crapps had seven outs with assists from Green and Smith.

Brookhaven Academy 3, 

Columbia 15

The Brookhaven Academy Cougars fell 15-3 on the road to Columbia Academy Tuesday. The Cougars surrendered 12 hits on the night, five of which were doubles.

Their offensive effort was led by Kailyn Jordan’s triple and single. Starting pitcher Madi Smith had a double and Anna Grace Covington had a single.

“Give credit to Columbia for coming out swinging and put the ball everywhere we weren’t,” BA head coach Becky Flowers said. “Our hitters put the bat on their senior pitcher hard, it just went right at their defense.”

The loss hurt the Cougars’ playoff chances moving forward, but Flowers said she is remaining optimistic.

“I’m staying positive. I still believe in this group of young athletes and know our best softball is yet to come,” she said.

The Cougars’ will head to Brandon Saturday for a tournament.

Ole Brook 20, Pearl 8 

Led by homeruns from Kyla and Jada Henderson, the Panthers rolled to a 20-8 victory over the Pearl Pirates Tuesday.

“Tonight was huge for us,” Ole Brook head coach Mandy Vinson said. “Our girls bounced back after getting beat last night and played extremely well.”

Meg Foster led all hitters with two homeruns and a single. Kyla Henderson hit two homeruns, and Jada Henderson added a single to her stat sheet.

Tia Bussey and Kat Wallace each had three singles. Cheyenne Motley had a single and double, while senior Macy Ziskin posted a double and single in the win.

The Panthers will face a tough West Lincoln Bears team at home Thursday. The first game will begin at 5 p.m.