The Kosciusko Whippets finally got to play last Friday, making a stop at Northeast Lauderdale to play Quitman and then on to a game in Decatur to play Newton County on the same day.
The Whippets won both games 5-4 and 13-9 respectively.
The road dogs then traveled to Winona for a Sautrday evening contest to which they dismantled the Starkville Yellow Jackets 19-8.
In game one on Friday against Quitman the Whippets sent Eli Leathers to the hill. Leathers pitched three innings giving up four runs, two earned, on one hit and three walks while striking out two batters.
Ben Hudson pitched three innings for the Whippets and surrendered two hits while walking one and striking out two.
Hudson did not allow a run in his appearance. The Whippets got on the board early and led 3-0 after two complete.
Quitman scored two runs in the third and two more in the fourth to take a 4-3 lead after five complete.
The Whippets would then score one run in the fifth to tie the game and then they scored one in the sixth to win it 5-4.
The leading hitters for the Whippets were Connor Hill with four hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI, Ben Hudson with one hit and one RBI, Austin Parker with one hit and one run scored and Brodie Threet with one hit.
Rounding out the offense for the Whippets were Nicholas Frank with one run scored and two RBI and Rivers Dickerson with one run scored.
In game two on Friday, the Whippets got on the bus Northeast Lauderdale and headed to Decatur to take on the Newton County Cougars.
Ryan Rigby got the nod for the Whippets and threw five strong innings giving up three runs while walking one and striking out 10 Cougar hitters.
Rigby would surrender six hits in the outing before yielding to Patrick Gowan and Nicholas Frank.
Gowan surrendered two runs on two hits in one inning of work. Frank would pitch one inning and would yield four runs on three hits while walking two.
The Whippets would grab an early lead in this contest and led 9-3 after five complete. The Whippets would put a four-spot on the board in the top of the sixth, but Newton County would not go away and scored three of their own in the bottom half to trail 13-6. The Whippets would hang on in the bottom of the seventh inning, but not before yielding three more runs to the Cougars in the 13-9 win.
The leading hitters for the Whippets were Wesley Dew with two hits, one run scored and an RBI, Connor Hill with two hits, one run scored and an RBI, Nicholas Frank with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI, Kelvin Riley with two hits, three runs scored and one RBI and Rivers Dickerson with one hit, one run scored and two RBI.
The Whippets would then travel to Winona for a Saturday evening contest with the Starkville Yellow Jackets and came away with a 19-8 victory.
The Whippets would bang out 19 hits in the contest led by Wesley Dew, Ben Hudson and Nicholas Frank with three hits each.
Brodie Threet got the win for the Whippets after pitching six innings allowing four runs on three hits while striking out five and walking two.
The Whippets played Noxubee County at home on Tuesday night and will travel to Macon to take on Noxubee County once again this Friday night at 5 p.m.
The Whippets will then travel to New Hope to take on the Trojans on Saturday at 4 p.m.
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