By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
When you have a big horse, it’s best to ride him. That’s exactly what
veteran Weir High School baseball coach Andy Young had in mind as his
team headed to West Lowndes on Tuesday for a key district baseball
Young planned to send senior left-hander T.Y. Martin to the mound in
an effort to earn a spot in the MHSAA Class 1A State Playoffs. In
order to finish third and claim that spot, the visiting Lions had to
win by at least three runs. That’s because West Lowndes defeated the
Lions 7-5 earlier in the season.
“A one-run win in this game is just like a loss to me,” Young said.
“We want to make the playoffs, so we have to find a way to score as
many runs as we can. I”m going to do everything I can to push a run
across every time we get a chance.”
Young is hoping Martin has an effort similar to the one he put forth
last week tin Weir’s a 7-2 win over Noxapater, setting up this week’s
key game with West Lowndes. The game with WL was originally scheduled
for Friday, but was rained out.
Martin pitched a complete game gem against Noxapater, striking out 12
batters in the process. He also had a double and single for the
Lions, while Austin McCall had two singles. Darius Brown smoked a
double for the winners, with Austin McDaniels delivering a two-run
single, Mo Hardin coming through with an RBI hit and Tyler Henson
twice getting hit by pitches.