CCHS goes 3-0
The Cleveland Central High School Lady Wolves have had a big week on the softball diamond as they went 3-0 in their three games this week in Cleveland.
CCHS swept Holmes County Central in a doubleheader Monday 22-0 and 16-0 and defeated Clarksdale 13-0 Tuesday.
The Lady Wolves improved to 12-7.
CCHS head softball coach Taylor Taylor has been pleased with the way the girls have progressed this year.
"We have progressed tenfold throughout our experiences both on and off the field this season," Taylor said. "That's what we talk about, getting better everyday. The girls are playing with more confidence and have settled in after some good learning experiences this season. We hope to keep it up as we finish out the regular season and continue into postseason play."
Mallory Hunt pitched well this week as she picked up two wins in two games. She struck out 12 in five innings of work, giving up one hit. Ashanti Stephens picked up a win in game two of the Holmes County Central series and tossed a three-inning, no hitter. She struck out nine and walked three.
In the first game against HCC, Anna Pierce Hackney drilled two hits, a home run and a double and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Wolves, followed by Erin Henderson with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, Lauren Livingston with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored, Madison Horton with a hit, three RBIs and two runs scored and Ashanti Stephens with a hit, a RBI and three runs scored.
In the second game against HCC, Kashareya Funches, Hackney, Horton and Stephens each hit home runs with Hackney and Horton hitting grand slams to lead the Lady Wolves. Cristal Love drilled a double and drove in three runs, Madison Rigby tagged a hit, drove in a run and scored a run and Livingston drilled a hit and scored a run to aid CCHS.
Against Clarksdale, Henderson tagged a home run, drove in three runs and scored twice to spearhead the Lady Wolves, followed by Horton, Hackney and Hunt with a hit, two RBIs and a run each, Stephens with a hit, a RBI and a run and Funches with a hit and two runs scored.
CCHS will be back in action to play Neshoba Central in a doubleheader at Philadelphia today.
Bayou 2, Indianola 1
The Bayou Academy Colts picked up a huge win in District 1-AAA action by defeating the Indianola Academy Colonels Monday in Cleveland.
Zach Willingham tossed six solid innings to earn the win as he gave up just one run on three hits with nine strikeouts and three walks. Brett Burrell earned the save as he struck out two and walked a batter in an inning of work.
Burrell tagged a hit and drove in two runs to lead Bayou, followed by Paul O'Neal and John Thomas Aguzzi with a hit and a run each and Hayes Holman with a hit.
Bayou will be back in action today when the Colts travel to Indianola for a doubleheader.
Neshoba Central 10, CCHS 8
The Cleveland Central High School Wolves lost another one tough one to the Neshoba Central Rockets in Region 3-5A action Tuesday at Sank Powe Field.
Jamar Richardson suffered the loss in relief as he gave up three runs on two hits with two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Trace Steadman started the game and gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits with eight strikeouts and three walks in five innings of work. Jacob Dodd pitched the last 1 2/3 innings and gave up two unearned runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
At the plate for CCHS, Eli Stallings drilled three hits including a double and scored a run to lead the Wolves, followed by Thomas Jones with two hits, a RBI and two runs scored, Patrick Saxon with a hit and a RBI and BJ Brown with a hit and a run scored.
CCHS 13, Canton 3
The Cleveland Central High School Wolves picked a huge road win against the Canton High School Tigers in Region 3-5A baseball action Wednesday in Canton.
CCHS improved to 12-9 with a 6-3 mark in the region.
Konnor Short earned the win on the mound for the Wolves as he gave up three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks in a seven-inning complete game effort.
Thomas Jones drilled three hits, drove in a run and scored a run to lead CCHS at the plate, followed by BJ Brown with two hits, a RBI and four runs scored, Trace Steadman with two hits and a RBI, Jacob Dodd with a hit, two RBIs and two runs scored and Eli Stallings and Short with a hit and a RBI.
Rosa Fort 7, West Bolivar 6
The West Bolivar Eagles suffered a tough loss to the Rosa Fort Lions Monday in Rosedale.
Terry Harris took the loss on the mound as he gave up two hits with five walks and four strikeouts in five innings of work.
Jatorey Moore tagged two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Eagles at the plate, followed by Quamerius Baldridge with a hit and two RBIs and Kirzerrion Lewis with a hit and a RBI.
On Tuesday, West Bolivar suffered a tough 3-2 loss at the hands of Leland in a Region 3-2A contest at Leland. West Bolivar fell to 12-6 with a 7-1 mark in the region.
West Bolivar will be back in action today when the Eagles play South Delta in another region game at Rolling Fork at 4 p.m.
Simmons 9, JFK 5
The John F. Kennedy Hornets suffered a tough setback at the hands of the Simmons High School Blue Devils in Region 3-1A action Tuesday in Hollandale.
JFK fell to 8-3 with a 5-2 mark in the region.
Tyler Fields suffered the loss on the mound as he tossed four innings. Cedric Gardner closed the game out as he pitched the last three innings for the Hornets.
JFK will be back in action Monday when the Hornets travel to Shelby to play Broad Street in another region game.
Bayou 7, North Delta 2
The Bayou Academy Colts continued their perfect season as they defeated he North Delta Greenwave Tuesday in District 1-AAA action at Batesville.
Bayou improved to 5-0 overall and in the district.
Bayou dominated on the girls side as they won all of their doubles and singles matches. Libby Bassie earned a three-set win over Ally Alford, 1-6, 6-3 and 1-0 in the No. 1 singles match; Mary Claire Martin cruised past Blair Howell 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles match; Abbie Marcetta and Jane Ellen Warlick defeated Whitney Bright and Caroline Williamson 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 girls doubles match and Maggie Helene Sledge and Meredith Wessel blanked Carly Flautt and Graysen Scott 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 2 girls doubles match.
In boys singles action, North Delta's Colin Hartman defeated Rhodes Morgan 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 1 match, and Bayou's William Wessel earned a straight set win over Layton Wells 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 2 match.
In boys doubles action, North Delta’s Grayson Alford and Carter Rhinehart defeated Ben Whalen and Ethan Sandifer 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 1 match, while Bayou’s John Christopher Cox and Cade Robinette shined against Walt Miller and Matthew Woods, 7-5, 6-1 in the No. 2 match.
In the mixed doubles match, Bayou’s Sam Capps and Brooke Fleming shutout Ben Rowsey and Niskhika Patel 6-0, 6-6.