Meridian Star

March 14, 2013

Wildcats beat Cougars, fall to Nanih Waiya at QV Sykes

Tony Tsoukalas
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — The Meridian High School baseball team split its two games at the Rush Tournament Wednesday, beating Newton County 9-5 while falling 9-5 to Nanih Waiya at Q.V.  Sykes Field.

    Starting pitcher Kendrick Walk got the victory during the Wildcat's win over Newton County, pitching six innings while giving up five runs, seven hits and striking out two batters.

    Walk also led the 'Cats at the plate, going 4/4 with two RBIs. Aaron Garrett went 2/3 with an   RBI and Antonio Watts went 2/2 in the win against Newton County.

    Peyton Cain led the Cougars in a losing effort, going 3/ 4 at the plate with two RBIs.

    Starting pitcher Luke Rosamond led Nanih Waiya during the Warriors 9-5 victory over Meridian. Along with earning the win on the mound, Rosamond was 4/4 at the plate.

    Walk led Meridian in a losing effort, going 3/3 at the plate against Nanih Waiya. Walk finished the day a combined 7/7 with two RBIs for Meridian. Watts and Jamal Horn also had multiple hits for the Wildcats in the loss.

    After today's competition Meridian moves to 5-4 on the season. The Wildcats will host Oak Grove on Tuesday at Q.V. Sykes Field.

Meridian 6

Starkville 3 (Tuesday)

    The Meridian baseball team beat Starkville 6-3 Tuesday night.

    Garrett Scott (3-0) earned the win for the Wildcats on the mound, while J-Mar Smith led Meridian at the plate going 2/3 with a double.

Philadelphia 3

Enterprise 2

    The Philadelphia High School baseball team won in dramatic fashion Wednesday, beating Enterprise 3-2 on a walk-off double in the seventh inning during the Rush Tournament at Q.V. Sykes Field.

    Greg Eiland played hero for the Tornado's, breaking a 2-2 tie with a game-winning double to clinch the game for Philly. Johntrell Pickens earned the win for the Tornadoes on the mound.

    Philly (4-6)  will travel to Newton High School on Tuesday.

Southeast Lauderdale 6

St. Aloysius 0

    Starting pitcher Dillon Rivers (2-0) and the Southeast Lauderdale baseball team shutout St. Aloysius Wednesday, winning 6-0 in the Rush Tournament.

    Southeast moves to 5-5 with the win and will travel to Forest on Tuesday.

West Lauderdale 11

Nanih Waiya 0 (Tuesday)


    West Lauderdale's Will Stokes pitched at no-hitter Tuesday as the Knights took down Nanih Waiya 11-0 .

    Stokes (3-0) pitched five innings and compiled 10 strikeouts while only walking one batter.

    Stokes, Colton McKeithen, Blake Anderson, Daniel Hill and Fred Franklin all had multiple hits in the game. Anderson and Hill both hit home runs for the Knights.

West Lauderdale 4

Raleigh 2 (Tuesday)


    Following a win earlier in the day, West Lauderdale took down Raleigh 4-2 in the Rush Tournament on Tuesday.

    Mason Woolridge went all seven innings for the Knights, allowing two earned runs and four hits while striking out three batters.

    Will Stokes and Daniel Hill led West Lauderdale at the plate, both going 2/3 in the game.

    After the two wins on the day, West Lauderdale improves to 7-3 on the season. The Knights will travel to Northeast Jones on Tuesday.