Regular season baseball near its end

By Daniel Brunty The Choctaw Plaindealer

With a handful of games left on their schedules, local high school baseball teams look to position themselves in the division standings with victories. As they look for these critical wins, they must prepare themselves for a more challenging schedule in the near future. Ackerman Indians The Ackerman Indians completed a division series against South Leake last week before the Easter holidays. The first game of the series was played in Ackerman on Apr. 3. The Indians made a huge statement as they put up 20 runs in the first inning alone. The game would be called in the third ending, with the final score 21-1. The second game was scheduled to be played at Walnut Grove on Apr. 5. However, weather conditions would cancel the game for the day.. The Indians are currently 6-11 and 2-3 in division play. Up next for the Indians will be a division series against the East Webster Wolverines. The first game of the series will be played at East Webster on Apr. 10. The Indians will host the Wolverines on Apr. 13 for the second game. Weir Lions The Weir Lions faced a tough part of their schedule last week as they faced Nanih Waiya and French Camp. The Lions hosted the defending Class 1A champion Warriors on Apr. 3 in a division matchup. The Lions would not hold up against the Warriors, losing with a final score of 9-2. Weir would then go on the road to face in-county rival French Camp on Apr. 5. The Lions could not get their bats going against the Panthers, and would lose 8-0. The two losses last week leave the Weir Lions with an overall record of 6-6, and 4-4 in division play. The team will be on the road all next week as they travel to Noxapater on Apr. 10 and then West Lowndes on Apr. 13. French Camp Panthers Besides their 8-0 win over Weir on Apr. 5, the French Camp Panthers also hosted the Noxapater Tigers on Apr. 3. The Panthers found little competition from the Tigers on this day, and would go on to win 13-0. The two victories for the week would give the Panthers an overall record of 8-3, and 5-2 in division play. French Camp will be on the road all next week playing division games. Their first challenge will be at East Oktibbeha on Apr. 10, followed by a trip to Winona to face the Tigers on Apr. 13.