Baseball Roundup: Brookhaven, Loyd Star, Wesson all region leaders
Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Here’s a look at how area high school baseball teams have fared in recent action.
Coach Matt White’s Panthers are 10-4 overall and 4-1 in Region 5-5A. The lone loss of division-play this season for BHS was a 10-0 defeat at West Jones.
The Panthers beat Natchez 18-3 and 8-0 in its last two outings. In the second win on Friday, senior pitcher Maney Miller struck out 14, walked one and gave up two hits in seven innings.
Two huge games loom this week in the region for the Panthers. They’ll play at Florence on Wednesday and then host Florence on Moyer Field for another region game against the Eagles on Friday. Both games are set to start at 7 p.m.
Brookhaven High beat Florence 2-1 in the team’s first meeting on March 19. Florence beat West Jones 4-3 last week to give the Mustangs a second region loss.
Coach Jared Britt’s Hornets are firmly in control of Region 7-2A with a 6-0 record in the division and two 3-game series remaining against Amite County and West Lincoln.
The Hornets beat Seminary High 6-3 in their last game on Saturday and moved to 11-5-1 on the season. Craig Bass pitched the win for Loyd Star on Saturday and senior Riley Easterling drove in two runs while hitting a double.
Loyd Star will travel to Amite County on Wednesday for one game and then host the Trojans on Friday for two games beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Coach Vance Windom’s team has won seven games in a row and now sits at 14-5 on the season. The Cobras beat 5A South Jones 12-1 on Saturday and whipped Port Gibson 21-0 on Monday.
Wesson is 13-5 overall and is 5-0 in Region 7-3A. They’ll play at Port Gibson on Friday at 7 p.m. and then host Enterprise on Saturday at 1 p.m.
A big series looms next week as Wesson meets region rival Franklin County for a pair of games that will decide who wins the division.
Coach Caleb Upton’s Cougars take on the district leaders from Oak Forest Academy this week in a MAIS District 4-5A 3-game series.
OFA is 6-3 overall in district play while BA and Silliman Institute each have 4-2 records. The Cougars also have a series against Silliman next week.
Brookhaven will play at Oak Forest on Wednesday in the series opener at 6 p.m. The team will then host two games on Friday at BA with the first game starting at 4 p.m.
The Cougars are 15-6 overall and beat Lawrence County 13-2 in the last time they played. Senior Caston Thompson had two hits including a homerun and drove in two runs in the win over LC.
Coach Gareth Sartin’s team is in position to lock up second place in Region 7-2A after taking two of three games from East Marion and then sweeping West Lincoln last week in division play.
The Bobcats are 5-4 in the region and will play Amite County in a division series that starts on April 12 with one game at BC and then moves to Liberty for a double header at Amite County on April 14.
Bogue Chitto is also scheduled to host Pisgah on Friday for a game that starts at 6p.m.
Sartin’s team beat 5A Natchez 9-2 in the last game they played, which moved them to 8-12 on the season. Felder Sartin, Jax Leggett and Noah Magee drove in a pair of runs each in the win over Natchez.
Coach Dave Gilbert’s Bears have locked up a playoff appearance after sweeping Amite County earlier this season. West Lincoln is 5-9 overall and will play East Marion for three games this week.
West Lincoln will host East Marion on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. for one game. They’ll then travel to East Marion for two games on Friday that begin at 4:30 p.m.
Coach Josh Garrett’s young team has a 3-game winning streak going as they swept Mount Olive in the first Region 7-1A games of the season last week. EAC also got a 9-7 win over Salem on Saturday to make them 8-4-1 on the season.
Senior Brayden Polk drove in four runs in the win on Saturday over Salem. Enterprise is scheduled to host Bay Springs on Saturday for a 7 p.m. first pitch in a division game.