BY BRADLEY CROW
The Wesson Cobras, still stinging from Monday night’s loss, rebounded Wednesday afternoon to pick up a huge Division 6-2A win 7-3 over the Loyd Star Hornets and forcing a split in the series.
The Hornets took a 2-0 lead early, but the Cobras used timely hitting and a solid pitching performance from Caleb Broome to notch the victory. Broome (1-1) gave up 3 runs on 3 hits while striking out 6 Hornets. Broome issued only 5 walks on the day.
The Cobras were led by freshman Kyle Cross’ two-run blast in the 7th inning that put the game away for the Cobras. The Cobras pounded out 8 hits on the day, including Cross’ round tripper, which included a double and single from both Broome and freshman outfielder Gage Wilson. Jonathan Grace, Chris Fink, and Matt S. Smith singled for the Cobras as well.
“We played better today,” stated Wesson head coach Hugh Knight. “Caleb did a good job for us on the hill today.”
On Monday evening, Wesson and Loyd Star tied up again for a junior high double header. This time the Hornets got the better end of the stick, winning both games 8-0 and 10-1 respectively.
COBRA FAST PITCH SOFTBALL
The Cobra softball team dropped two division games to St. Andrews last week, and one to Seminary.
Makenzie Rials took the 11-7 loss in the first game to St. Andrews, giving up 10 hits to the visitors. The Cobras recorded only 4 hits against their opponent.
In game two, St. Andrew’s pitcher Kristin Long completely dominated the Cobras, recording a no-hit shut out in the Saints’ 13-0 win. Abbey Smith took the loss for the Cobras.
Seminary then dropped Wesson 4-1 on Monday. Wesson, 2-3, scored their lone run in the first inning, wasting seven hits during the contest. Rials again took the loss, scattering five hits, while the Cobras committed three fielding errors.