West Point High School’s baseball program continued their summer league Thursday night at the high school with both teams in action.
Team one swung the bats well in what assistant coach Blake Hutchison called the best they’ve played all summer after sweeping Columbus 6-4 and 10-2.
“We didn’t hit the ball particular well in game one,” Hutchison said. “But we had solid pitching and good defense.”
Bradley Ewings earned the victory after giving up four runs and sitting down eight. Dalton Davis slammed the door to secure the victory in game one. Brandon Edwards was hot at the plate going 3-for-3 with a pair of triples to lead the Green Wave.
In game two, it was Edwards again, this time on the mound. He pitched a complete game and gave up just a pair of runs. Hutchison said this was the best two games they have put together all summer, adding they haven’t been this consistent with their performances in both games.
West Point 2 lost in a double header to Starkville Academy at home 11-0 before falling 13-1 in the second game. Green Wave assistant coach Kyle Stringer said the losses were the worst they’ve had in summer ball this year,
“I’ve been impressed with them up till last (Thursday) night,” he said. “They don’t quit, they don’t give up. We’ve won a few games after being down five or six runs, or at least have come back after trailing by that many. It was definitely at step back from where we were before. Stringer said there were several players that played out of position and struggled with adjusting to it.
The Green Wave were hitless in game one as Starkville had a commanding 8-0 lead after three innings.
In game two, West Point’s William Johnson scored their only run after a lead off single in the third inning. Three batters later he would score on a ground out to first.
Stringer said the core of eighth graders on the team have shown a lot of potential to be really good in by their junior and senior years, if they can stick with it.