Tigers finish regular season strong
By By Marty Stamper / EMG sports assistant
April 18, 2003
Newton knocked off Clarkdale 7-2 and Scott Central 17-4 to finish its Division 5-2A baseball schedule with a perfect 8-0 mark.
In the title-clinching victory over Clarkdale, Lucas Poole (5-3) got the win with Cody Savell hitting a homer and Tommy Harthcock a double. Sam Thames and Zack Logan both had a pair of doubles.
Harthcock (4-2) got the win against Scott Central with Austin Bonds hitting a homer and Morgan Craven a pair of doubles.
In a 3-0 shutout of Philadelphia, Cody Savell got the win to even his record at 3-3. Logan had a single and a double, while Craven and Harthcock both had two singles as the Tigers improved to 13-10.
The Hornets had only one hit a fourth inning single by Eric Watkins in Friday's 8-0 loss to Union. Lake's offense woke up Saturday in a split with Choctaw Central and Philadelphia.
In beating Choctaw 17-10, Bryan Williamson had three doubles and two singles. Winning pitcher Brandon Burrus (6-3) had a single and a triple. Adam Brown had three singles with Watkins getting two.
In a 19-12 loss at Philadelphia, Burrus had three doubles with Williamson getting a double and a pair of singles. Heath Street had three singles for Lake, 17-9, with Zach Edwards and Terrell Ricks getting two apiece.
Anthony Gray took first place in the 275-pound weight class in the Class 3A state powerlifting meet at Pearl with a total of 1,370 pounds.
The Lady Tornadoes were knocked out of the playoff picture with an 8-5 loss at Carthage as they finished with a 6-7 mark.
The Tornadoes suffered their first shutout of the baseball season Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Newton. The day before, Philadelphia scored at will in a 22-10 rout of Newton County.
In the win at Newton County, Tyler Threadgill had two doubles and a homer. Jonathan Booker (4-1) got the win and hit a double and a triple. Tyler Rounsaville had three singles.
Philadelphia also racked up the runs Saturday in a 19-12 win over Lake. Rounsaville had a double and two singles. Booker, Shay Grady, and Jonathan Holland each had a single and a double. Kip Turner had two singles and a homer and Cameron Tawater had a homer.
Led by Brett Moore and Arrick Ellis at 81, Leake won a five-team golf tournament at Columbus Country Club by four strokes over Winston Academy.
The Leake tennis team lost a 7-2 match to unbeaten Winston and a 6-3 match to Canton Academy to fall to 0-3.
On the baseball diamond, the Rebels lost 16-5 and 5-2 to Benton Academy before knocking off East Holmes in a 20-11 slugfest to enter this week with an 8-15 record.
The Union golf team won a three-team event at Louisville Country Club. Led by Jonathan Winstead's 39, Union had a 172 to beat Noxapater by 36 strokes. Nanih Waiya placed third with a 222. Tyler Hansford shot a 42 for Union with Will Rouse coming in at 43.
The Lady Jackets took their best-of-three fast-pitch series with Hatley to improve to 18-5 going into this week's second-round series with Mooreville.
In baseball, the 17-11 Yellowjackets face Stringer in the opening round of the Class 1A state playoffs. Union blanked Lake 8-0 for the Division 6-1A title with Jody Blount tossing a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts.
Newton County Academy
The Generals dropped a 9-3 contest to Winston Academy on the baseball diamond. Lee Blackburn had a single and a triple for NCA. Scotty Massey had a single and a double with Blake Hedrick adding two singles. Wil Bean had a double. Hedrick took the loss.
The Rockets finished fourth in a seven-team track meet at Kosciusko last week, while the Lady Rockets came in fifth.
The Rockets took first place in the 800 and 1600 meter runs. The Lady Rockets got firsts in the 1600 meters and the 3200 meters.
In tennis, Neshoba beat West Point 3-2 to finish its regular season with a 9-0 mark.
In fast-pitch softball, the Lady Rockets advanced to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs with a 14-1, 15-8 sweep of Pearl. Next up is Grenada with the Lady Rockets hosting Game One of the series at 5 p.m. today.
The Neshoba Central baseball team finished its season with a 16-11 mark.
The Warriors went 0-3 on the baseball diamond last week as they concluded their season with a 3-17 mark.
The Warriors lost to West Lauderdale on Friday and dropped an extra inning affair to Southeast Lauderdale in Division 5-3A games.
Choctaw lost 17-10 to Lake on Saturday.
The Lady Warriors wrapped up their fast-pitch season with a 3-9 record following 17-0 and 12-2 losses to Newton County and Southeast, respectively.
The Lady Cougars ripped North Pike 17-1 and 12-0 to advance to the second round of the Class 3A fast-pitch playoffs.
In four games last week, Newton County got no-hitters from Lindsey Little against Choctaw Central and Joy Cavenaugh in the 12-0 win over North Pike. Little and Lauren Barrett combined on a one-hitter in the 17-1 victory over North Pike.
In baseball, the 12-14 Cougars dropped three games to Carthage (6-5), Philadelphia (22-10), and Quitman (6-5). Through 26 games, the Cougars had played in 11 one-run contests, going 4-7.
Carlessio Blanks took first place in the 181-pound weight class in the Class 3A state powerlifting meet with a total of 1,305 pounds.