Weir seeking spot in baseball playoffs

By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer

Encouraged by a well-played 10-inning loss to division leader French
Camp Academy last Friday, the Weir baseball team headed into this
week’s action hoping to close strong and claim a playoff spot.

The Lions were set to host Noxapater on Tuesday and West Lowndes on
Friday with their sites set on a sweep of the two games.

“We have got to beat Noxapater and West Lowndes to have a shot at the
playoffs,” said Weir head coach Andy Young. “We just need to come out
and play well.”

The Lions lost to Nanih Waiya 15-0 last Tuesday, but bounced back to
push French Camp — undefeated in league play — to 10 innings before
falling 5-4.

The visiting Panthers managed to push across a run in the top of the
10th inning on a bases loaded fielder’s choice.

“It was a great baseball game,” Young said. “It was probably the best
effort we’ve given in the past two seasons.”

Ty Henson pitched eight strong innings for Weir, while T.Y Martin
tossed the last two.

Mo Hardin had a double in the game for the Lions, while Austin McCall
came up with a big RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to tie the
game. Martin also had a productive day at the plate for the Lions.

Young said his team actually played well against Nanih Waiya for the
first two innings, before being hit for an 11-spot in the third inning.

“We played well to that point,” Young said. “You name it and it
happened (in the third inning). Things just fell apart.”