Kaitlyn Oswalt is nicknamed K.O. by Heritage Academy Head Coach Gary Harris.
She lived up to her billing as the Lady Patriot was the knockout blow in Heritageâ€™s season opener, striking out 11 and pitching four scoreless innings. Heritage used its hurlerâ€™s outing to sustain its lead despite Oak Hillâ€™s fifth-inning rally for an 8-5 win Monday at Kim Keller Field in West Point.
â€śI thought K.O. does what K.O. does,â€ť Harris said. â€śShe is a great pitcher, and she needs to continue to bear down to become an elite pitcher.â€ť
OKOLONA â€“ When the rain falls, it sometimes pour.
The Snowtown Stars rallied 19 runs on 14 hits to defeat the Tibbee Ramblers, 19-2, in the final regular season game of Tombigbee Waterways Baseball League (TWBL) Sunday.
The Stars ran away with the game in a 6-run sixth inning, which included a 2-run home run. Another homer in the seventh and an unearned run gave Snowtown a 16-2 advantage. Three more runs in the eighth gave Snowtown its final.
Tibbeeâ€™s pair of runs came from Tez Laneâ€™s 2-run blast to center field in the sixth. The Ramblers left eight runners on base.
CEDAR BLUFF â€” The Rockinâ€™ (sic) McRodeo is hosting a pair of events this weekend. Starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, the â€śTop Roper Challenge,â€ť will be contested by 10 ropers at the McIlwain Arena on Highway 50 West in Cedar Bluff. The arena will also host a benefit for injured roper Bubba Eacholes at 2 p.m. Sunday. Gates open an hour prior to the start of each respective event.