From school reports



It took Nanih Waiya three games but the Warriors are advancing in the Class 1A playoffs.

The Warriors took a 13-0 win in Game 1 of the series but lost Game 2 10-6. The Warriors responded in Game 3 with a 4-1 to advance in the Class 1A playoffs.

Nanih Waiya improves to 20-2 on the year and will face Sebastopol in the second-round of the playoffs. Sebastopol beat West Lowndes in two games, winning 10-0 and 13-1. Game 1 of the series will be Friday at NW at 6 p.m., while game 2 will be at Sebastopol at 3 p.m. The third game, if needed, would be at Nanih Waiya Monday at 6.



Nanih Waiya 4,

Lumberton 1

The Warriors got a solid pitching performance from Roper Ball to win Game 3 from Lumberton and take the series on Monday.

Lumberton took a 1-0 lead on a solo home run in the second inning. But the Warriors responded with three runs in the bottom of the second to go up 3-1. The Warriors added one run in the bottom of the fifth for the final margin.

The Warriors had six hits in the contest as Shia Moore had a double, a run scored and an RBI. Chris Smith, Bryce Stanton and Jake Kight each had RBI singles in the game while Charner Estes and Tanner Luke each had singles and scored a run.

Ball got the start and pitched six innings and gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven. Kight pitched the final inning to pick up the save and struck out two batters.



Nanih Waiya 13,

Lumberton 0

The Warriors used a big nine-run fifth inning to take a run-rule win over Lumberton to open the Class 1A playoffs on Thursday.

The game was tight early as Nanih Waiya scored one in the first and third and two in the second to lead 4-0 going into the bottom of the fifth.

Nanih Waiya had 12 hits in the contest as Dalton Luke was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Chris Smith was 2-for-3 with two RBIs while Shia Moore was 2-for-3. Tanner Luke had a grand slam, scored twice and drove in four runs. Bryce Stanton walked twice and scored three runs while Roper Ball scored twice.

Jake Knight got the start on the mound and pitched all five innings, giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out three.



Lumberton 10,

Nanih Waiya 6

The Warriors suffered a rare playoff setback as they dropped a four-run decision to homestanding Lumberton on Friday.

The loss snapped a 15-game winning streak for the Warriors

The Warriors scratched three runs in the top of the first before Lumberton answered with four runs in the bottom of the first. Nanih Waiya scored one in the second, fourth and sixth to lead 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Lumberton then scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth and held in the seventh to take the win.

Nanih Waiya only had six hits as Charner Ested was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Coley Taylor had a single and drove in a run.

Gabe Sciple got the start and gave up three unearned runs on one hit in one inning. Bryce Stanton pitched the final five innings, giving up seven runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three.



Nanih Waiya 14,

Union 2

The Warriors scored in every inning as they took a six-inning, run-rule win over the Yellowjackets on Tuesday in a playoff warmup game.

The Warriors scored one in the first and fifth, two in the second and third, with three in the fourth and five in the sixth to take the win.

The Warriors had 12 hits in the contest as Coley Taylor had a huge day, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and five RBIs. Roper Ball was 2-for-4 with four runs scored while Dalton Luke was 2-for-4. Chris Smith had a triple and scored twice while Tanner Luke and Trevor Holdiness each had doubles.

Ball got the start and pitched three innings, giving up two unearned runs on three hits while striking out three. Tanner Luke pitched two innings and gave up one hit and two walks while Gabe Sciple pitched the final inning.