By Austin Bishop
You just can’t get much more perfect that striking out every batter
you face in a game.
Even though Weir’s 18-0 win over East Oktibbeha just went three
innings, that’s just what the Lions’ Tyler Henson pulled off last
Tuesday. He struck out all nine batters he faced and only threw 38
pitches in the process as Weir picked up its first win of the season.
“We were glad to get the win,” said Weir head coach Andy Young. “We
had a lot of base runners and nine of our guys got on base because
they were hit by a pitch.” In fact, Austin McDaniel was hit by a
pitch three times.
Mo Hardin and Darius Brown each clubbed a double and two singles,
while Henson chipped in with a single and double.
On Friday the Lions ran into a buzz saw as they fell to two-time
defending MHSAA Class 1A State Champion Nanih Waiya 17-3.
“They have a really good team with deep pitching and were just too
much for us to handle,” Young said.
The Lions have this week off, before visiting Eupora at 3:30 p.m.
Monday for a make-up game, before making the short trip to take on
arch-rival French Camp Academy on Tuesday.