Weir Lions take win over East Oktibbeha

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Take away two innings and the Weir baseball team could have been
undefeated last week.

A tough first two innings cost the Lions dearly in a 7-5 loss to West
Lowndes last Tuesday, while Weir bounced back to roll past East
Oktibbeha 14-2 on Thursday.

“We made eight errors in the game,” Weir coach Andy Young said of the
loss to West Lowndes.
“It was terrible. We just made too many mistakes. Late in the game we
decided to try and fight back, but we just couldn’t catch them.”

T.Y. Martin was the winning pitcher for the Lions in the win over
East Oktibbeha. He also had a double and single for the Lions.

“It was really just a walk-fest, but we got the win,” Young said.

The Lions have two more division games set for this week, beginning
with a visit to two-time defending MHSAA Class 1A State Champion
Nanih Waiya on Tuesday. The Lions then play host to French Camp
Academy on Friday.

Weir dropped a pair of games last week, falling to Nanih Waiya 27-0
and East Webster 15-2.
Nanih Waiya scored 14 runs in the first inning and 13 in the second
to take the run-shortened win.

The Lady Lions were set to host West Lowndes on Tuesday, Nanih Waiya
on Thursday and Eupora on Friday.