by Jason Drake
Freshman Shelby Mixon struck out twelve batters in seven innings to lead Woodville to a 12-2 win over the Lady Hornets in Hemphill. Mixon kept Hemphill hitless until the seventh inning when a RBI single broke up her no-hit bid.
Woodville exploded offensively in the second inning to put Hemphill away early. Mixon opened the inning reaching second base on an error at second base. Mica Maxwell walked putting runners on first and second base with no outs. Faith Sermons reached first base on a bunt to third base line to load the bases with no outs. Katelyn Watts walked. Katie Crenshaw walked on four pitches to give Woodville the early 2-0 lead. Ashton Weatherford fell behind early on a 1-2 count before hitting a grand slam igniting the Lady Eagles to a 6-0 lead. Avery Tolar and Tamara White both walked. Tolar would score and White advanced to third base on a passed ball and an error by the catcher increasing the lead to 7-0. White came around to score Mixon's ground out to second base. This would be all the offense Woodville would need as the Lady Eagles led 8-0.
Weatherford led Woodville offensively with two hits, two walks and four RBI's. Maxwell added two hits and a RBI. The win improves Woodville's record to 21-3. The Lady Eagles will travel to Kirbyville Friday for the final district game before the playoffs.
The Eagle baseball team lost two games last week by a total of two runs. Hemphill defeated the Eagles 8-7 and Kirbyville survived 2-1.
Friday, Woodville took the early 1-0 lead against Kirbyville in the top of the first inning. Marqui Jackson singled to first base with two outs. Jackson advanced to second base on a Sam Matterson single to left field. Jackson and Matterson stole second and third bases, before Jackson scored on an error by the catcher. Kirbyville answered with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. This would be all the scoring in the game.
Hickman took the loss for the Eagles. Hickman pitched five innings giving up one earned run, two walks and three strikeouts. Chase Hensarling closed the game pitching one hitless inning. Jackson, Matterson and Reggie Williams each landed a base hit. The Eagles will travel to Newton on Friday before hosting Corrigan in the district finale.
Daniel Ogrodowicz advanced to the regional golf tournament in Bullard ,Texas. Ogrodowicz earned the trip as the second place medalist, shooting a 89 at Wildwood in the district meet Tuesday.
The boys and girls track regional qualifiers will run Thursday in Diboll. Charles Fentress and Phillip Nobble will represent the boys in the 400 meter run and the 110 meter hurdles. Fentress broke the school record with a time of 50.91. Jordan Ogden qualified in the 3200 meter run and the 1600 meter run. JuLisa Williams will throw the shot put and the discus. Kayla Fontenot will join Ogden in the 3200 meter run. Bethany Mitchell advanced in the 400 meter run and Monique Moye will run the 300 meter hurdles. Keandra King will compete in the triple jump.