Indians fight until the bitter end
By TAYLOR HAWKINS
One of the best seasons in Yazoo City High baseball history came to a close Tuesday with a second round playoff loss to New Hope High.
The Trojans of New Hope went up 6-0 in the first inning before going up 9-0 in the fourth. That hole became too much for the Indians to overcome, but they never gave up. Yazoo scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to break up the shutout.
In the bottom of the fifth, New Hope decided to walk Sam Campbell, putting two men on for Gabriel Campbell. The younger of the two brothers made them pay by hitting a three-run-bomb to go with his previous single, but those were the last runs that the Indians could muster.
Standout senior Sam Campbell made his final start as a high school player in the losing effort. Sophomore Darius Wright pitched two shutout innings in relief.
Yazoo City head coach Gerald Peyton could not have been more proud of his team.
“I have much respect and love for these players,” Peyton said. “It was a hurtful feeling to see these guys crying at the end of the game today.”
The Indians reached many goals this season, including becoming the Region 3-5A champions.
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