The Kosciusko Whippets opened the season on the road in Starkville Friday with a convincing 10-3 victory over the Leake Central Gators.
On Saturday, the Whippets played the Grenada Chargers and weren’t as fortunate, suffering a 5-1 defeat.
In Friday’s game, the Whippets jumped on the Gators quickly by scoring three first inning runs.
The Whippets would then hang four more runs on the Gators in the top of the second and two more in the third before capping their scoring in the fourth inning with a single run to take a 10-0 lead.
The Gators answered in the bottom half of the fourth with one run of their own before capping their scoring with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to push the final score to 10-3.
Eli Leathers got the starting nod for the Whippets and earned the win by pitching six innings giving up only two earned runs.
Leathers yielded five hits to the Gators while striking out four and walking one. Patrick Gowan pitched the seventh for the Whippets giving up one hit and no runs. The leading hitters for the Whippets were Rivers Dickerson with two hits and three runs scored while swiping three bags, Tim Wade with one hit and one run scored, Brodie Threet with one hit and one run scored, Connor Hill with one hit and three runs scored with four steals and Dylan Gentry with one hit and one stolen base.
Rounding out the offense for the Whippets Austin Parker with two runs scored and three stolen bases.
In Saturday’s game, Brodie Threet got the start on the hill for the Whippets and pitched 1.2 innings giving up five runs, one earned, on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Ben Hudson relieved Threet in the bottom of the second inning and pitched 4.1 innings giving up only two hits with one strikeout and one walk.
The leading hitters for the Whippets were Nicholas Frank with two hits and one run scored, Wesley Dew with two hits, Dylan Gentry with one hit, Ben Hudson with one hit, Austin Parker with one hit and Rivers Dickerson with one hit.
Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the Whippets contest at Newton on Monday night, but the Whippets will travel to Northeast Lauderdale on Friday for a 4 p.m. contest and will play in the Winona Tournament on Saturday before hosting Noxubee County next Tuesday at 5 p.m.
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