Loyd Star moves to 16-1 with blowout of EM; WL hosting Saturday tourney
Published 6:01 pm Friday, March 31, 2023
Here’s a look at recent softball activity from area schools.
Softball coach Scott Leggett and his Loyd Star Hornets continued to roll through Region 7-2A with a 15-0 shelling of East Marion on Thursday.
Loyd Star is 4-0 in the region after beating West Lincoln 11-1 on Tuesday.
Senior Alyssa Leggett drove in four runs for the Hornets against West Marion. Fellow senior Carson Hughey also had three RBIs for LS. Leggett has signed to next play softball at Southwest Mississippi CC while Hughey has inked to play next season at Co-Lin.
Maddie Kate Britt, Abby Burnette, Layla Burt, Kaylin Hester and Ainsley Gennaro all hit safely for Loyd Star on Thursday.
Britt slugged a double and Leggett blasted a triple.
Burt, an eighth grader, didn’t give up a hit in pitching the win. She struck out six of the 11 batters she faced from East Marion.
On Tuesday, West Lincoln went ahead 1-0 in the top of the second before LS responded to scored four in the second, one in the fourth and six runs in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Hughey, Hester, Gennaro and Adi Holcomb had two RBIs each on Tuesday for Loyd Star. Britt hit a double, Hughey hit a triple and a home run and Gennaro also homered for the Hornets.
In the pitching circle, Burt gave up one hit while walking one and striking out five of the 19 batters she faced.
The lone loss this season for Loyd Star was a 6-2 defeat suffered against West Marion and the team has now won 11 games in a row.
West Lincoln, Bogue Chitto
West Lincoln and coach Anita Thornton will be hosting their annual tournament on Saturday.
Tournament play begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday with West Lincoln playing Magee. The Bears will then play again at 10:15 a.m. against Mendenhall.
At 11:30 a.m., Loyd Star will match up with Magee and at 12:50 p.m., it’ll be Enterprise taking on Mendenhall.
The final two games of the day take place at 2:05 p.m. (Loyd Star vs. Franklin County) and 3:20 p.m. (Enterprise vs. Franklin County).
On Thursday, West Lincoln trailed 3-2 to Bogue Chitto through three innings before springing a comeback in a 4-3 win.
WL outhit Bogue Chitto 9-2.
Senior first baseman Mailey Kate Young drove in a run for West Lincoln in the win. Young had been the lone Bear to get an RBI on Tuesday in the loss to Loyd Star and on Thursday she hit two doubles against Bogue Chitto.
Southwest Mississippi CC signed Mary Claire Johnson also had a double and an RBI against BC.
Freshman Kaylee Wallace and freshman Whitney Grace Whittington each had an RBI against Bogue Chitto as well.
Kinley Wisinger, an eighth grader, drove in two runs for Bogue Chitto. BC coach Candace McDowell got a triple from junior Autumn Ramshur and an RBI from junior catcher Jacey Frazier.
BC was coming off a Tuesday win in which they topped East Marion by a 14-8 final score.
Caroline Hedgepeth pitched thew win for West Lincoln (13-3) over BC. She gave up two hits while walking two batters and striking out five.
Whittington picked up the save by pitching two scoreless innings.
The Taylorsville Tartars took control of Region -1A with two wins this week over Enterprise.
On Tuesday at EAC, the Tartars got a 10-2 win in a game that saw them outhit Enterprise 14-13.
Thursday at Taylorsville, the home team in green took a victory that only went four innings as THS scored five runs in the second and five more in the third to break the game open.
Enterprise (13-6) will be back in region play next week taking on Bay Springs. The Jackets will host BS on Tuesday and then play on the road on Thursday.
Hailey Reeves hit a double and Natalie Williams smacked a triple in the loss on Thursday.
Williams hit a triple and Kristen Pollard hit a double on Tuesday for coach Alicia Smith.
Wesson (10-5) continued to destroy their region competition with a 17-0 win over Port Gibson on Thursday.
The Cobras got a double each from Mary Gwen Hynum and Mallory Sanders. Kenslie Carter also slugged a home run for the Cobras and coach Michelle Nunnery.
Carter drove in three RBIs while Jaide Shoop had two RBIs for Wesson.
Sanders struck out nine, issued three walks and didn’t give up a hit in three innings.
Wesson will play at home again on April 13 against Franklin County.