Choctaw County ready for stretch

Starkville Daily News - - SCORECARD - By DANNY P. SMITH sports@starkvilledai­lynews.com

It wasn’t the amount of base­ball the Choctaw County Chargers wanted to have over the week­end, but that’s all about to change.

Af­ter only play­ing three in­nings on Fri­day in a short­ened 8-0 vic­tory over Aberdeen at home, Choctaw County’s Satur­day game against Noxa­p­a­ter was can­celed due to the fore­cast of heavy rain.

This will be a busy week for the Chargers as they host Net­tle­ton tonight in a Class 3A, Re­gion 4 matchup that could have post­sea­son im­pli­ca­tions, then the playoffs start on Thurs­day.

“We def­i­nitely have to beat (Net­tle­ton tonight) to have se­cond place in dis­trict,” Choctaw County coach Andy Young said.

With the vic­tory over Aberdeen, the Chargers im­proved their records to 15-5 over­all and 7-2 in the dis­trict.

Young cred­its a strong 11-man se­nior class as a rea­son why Choctaw County is en­joy­ing a suc­cess­ful sea­son.

“It’s prob­a­bly the best group from top to bot­tom that I’ve ever had and it’s been a great group,” Young said. “I started eight se­niors (against Aberdeen) and my catcher was the only un­der­class­men in a nor­mal lineup. I’m def­i­nitely go­ing to miss that group. We’re lucky we’re hav­ing a great year.

“I hope we can keep on play­ing five or six weeks.”

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