IAHS drills Shannon 10-0, 12-0 to improve in division play

Hunter White scoops a pitch out of the dirt during last week's home game against Shannon. (Photo by Scotty Nichols - CLICK PHOTO TO PURCHASE A PRINT)

FULTON - After splitting their season series with division rivals Pontotoc and Tishomingo County, and already notching a division win over rival Amory earlier this season and a second game looming next week, the IAHS Indians really needed to put Shannon away.

The black and gold tribe answered the bell with a pair of drubbings in their meetings with the Red Raiders on consecutive days last week.

Junior Brody Catt went the distance on the mound for the Indians in game one at Fulton, striking out seven batters, while walking three and giving up only one hit in the shutout.

Russ Payne went 2-3 at the plate with a double and drove in two runs, while Hunter White was 2-2 with two singles and a stolen base. White also drove in a pair of runs.

Catt helped out his own cause at the dish, as he wet 2-4 with two doubles and drove in the game-clinching run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

IAHS 12, Shannon 0 - 5 innings (4/8)

Due to the threat of rain, IAHS’s return trip to Shannon, initially scheduled for Friday night, was moved up to Wednesday, and the Indians picked up where they left off the night before.

While the bats took a moment to get re-heated, starting pitcher Vijay Miller made easy work of the Red Raider hitters.

Miller tossed a complete five-inning game shutout, striking out nine and walking two, and only gave up two hits.

Logan Tanner provided much of the offensive fireworks. He was 2-2 at the plate with an RBI double off the wall in right-center during the fourth inning, then came through with a three-run home run to left field in the fifth inning, which gave the Indians a 10-run rule victory.

Hunter Sheffield was 2-3 with a double, a run scored, and three RBI, while Andrew McDonald was 2-2 with a run scored and two RBI while also drawing two walks.

Miller improved to 5-0 on the season and has held opponents to a .198 batting average.

The Indians improved to 5-2 inside division 1-4A play with the sweep of Shannon.

Tupelo 5, IAHS 4 - 8 innings (4/11)

After the sweep of Shannon, the Indians took a break from division play with a trip to Tupelo to face the Golden Wave on Saturday.

Klay Houston pitched seven innings, but found himself in a jam in the eighth inning after IAHS tied it up in the sixth to force extras.

Hunter White was 3-4 at the plate with a double, a run scored and two RBI to lead the offense, while Russ Payne and Hunter Sheffield each doubled and drove in a run.

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