Box pitches FCA to league win over Weir

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Junior Hagan Box struck out 14 hitters and allowed only one hit in
pitching French Camp Academy to a 6-1 win over Choctaw County rival
Weir last Tuesday.

“I thought we played really well,” said FCA head coach Nathan Wright.
“We had a couple of errors, but Hagan pitched really well for us. We
hit the ball pretty well, just most of the time it was right to
somebody.”

The win pushed the Panthers to 3-0 in district play. FCA was to
continue league action this week by making the trip to Nanih Waiya on
Tuesday to take on the two-time defending MHSAA Class 1A State
Champion Warriors at 6 p.m., before playing host to league foe West
Lowndes at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

“Nanih Waiya is obviously going to be the teem to beat,” Wright said.
“I think it will be a good test for us to see where we are and what
we need to improve upon.”

While Box was taking care of business on the mound for the Panthers
against Weir, he also had a good day at the plate as he and Hunter
Vaughn each had a pair of singles for the winners. Brady Jackson had
an RBI single for FCA, while Andrew Stevens had a hit and scored a run.