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BHS uses longball to beat Wesson

The Brookhaven Lady Panthers (6-3) used three home runs by three different players to power their offense Thursday at Wesson. BHS outhit Wesson 10-5 on their way to getting a 6-0 win over the Lady Cobras (2-2).

The Lady Panthers wasted no time getting on the board as they scored a run in the top of the first. An error and a misplayed popup by Wesson led to the bases being filled with Lady Panthers. Senior Lynsey Nations then hit an RBI sacrifice fly to push across the first run.

Brookhaven went back to work in the top of the second as Kyja Willis hit a solo home run to put BHS up 2-0.

In the third it would be Kaysha Register’s turn as she hit a solo bomb for Ole Brook that put them up 3-0. Meg Foster and Nations then reached base which set up senior Lulu Cook hitting a three-run home run which would score the final BHS runs of the day.

Kyla Henderson picked up the pitching win for BHS.

“We hit the ball much better tonight,” said BHS coach Mandy Vinson. “We have been struggling at the plate and our girls have been working hard to make corrections. I was happy to see them adjust tonight and help us get some runs across the plate. We have to continue adjusting as the season goes on.”

Wesson committed three errors in the game, something that coach Michelle Nunnery wants to see her team clean up.

“It was a rough night for us,” said Nunnery. “I feel like that error out of the gate kind of set the tone for the game. We will get back to work at practice and try to make some adjustments to help us moving forward.”

Wesson plays at Florence on Tuesday while BHS host Bogue Chitto on the same day.

Story by Rusty Newman