By Robbie Robertson

Winston County Journal



After being forced to three games in the opening-round series with Lumberton, Nanih Waiya flexed its muscles in the second round.

The Warriors allowed just three hits in two games, sweeping Sebastopol 11-0 on Friday and 15-1 on Saturday.

Nanih Waiya, now 23-2, advances in the Class 1A playoffs and will take on Resurrection Catholic of Pascagoula. Game 1 of the series will be Thursday at Nanih Waiya while Game 2 will be Friday in Pascagoula. The if-needed Game 3 would be Saturday at Nanih Waiya.

Resurrection advanced by beating Vardaman 12-2 and 6-1 in the second round. They beat Noxapater 11-0 and 19-1 in the first round.



Nanih Waiya 11,

Sebastopol 0

The Warriors allowed just one hit to take a five-inning, run-rule win over the Bobcats on Friday.

The Warriors scored one in the first and second innings before pulling away with four in the third and five in the fifth.

The Warriors banged out 10 hits in the contest with four players with multiple hits. Tanner Luke was 2-for-2 with two RBIs while Chris Smith was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Dalton Luke was 2-for-3 with one RBI while Coley Taylor was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Roper Ball had two RBIs while Bryce Stanton scored two runs. Charner Estes, Tanner Luke and Smith each had a double.

Jake Kight pitched all five innings, giving up one hit and two walks whiles striking out four in just 60 pitches.



Nanih Waiya 15,

Sebastopol 1

The Warriors scored in every inning and took a second five-inning win over the Bobcats to sweep the second-round series.

Nanih Waiya scored three in the first and fourth, two in the second and fifth and five in the third.

Nanih Waiya had 15 hits on the day with six extra base hits. Chris Smith was 3-for-4 with two home runs and a double while scoring three runs and driving in four runs. Roper Ball was 2-for-3 with four stolen bases and scored four runs while Tanner Luke was 2-for-2 with four RBIs. Coley Taylor had a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs while Dalton Luke had a home run, walked twice and drove in two runs. Bryce Stanton and Jake Kight were each 2-for-4 while Charner Estes had a double and scored two runs.

Stanton pitched the first four innings and gave up one hit and one walk while striking out three. Gabe Sciple pitched the final inning and gave up one run on one hit and one walk.