Freshman Darrius Wright delivers a pitch during Tuesday night’s Battle of Yazoo, in which Yazoo City won 5-1. Wright threw a no-hitter for the Indians with 16 strikeouts and three walks allowed.Peyton Ellzey tries to make a tag at third base.Campbell’s two-run homer gave the Indians the lead against Yazoo County.
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
It wasn’t a perfect game, but it was close.
Freshman Darrius Wright, younger brother of All State quarterback Dazmon Wright, gave up no hits in seven innings of work Tuesday night in a 5-1 victory over rival Yazoo County. Wright struck out 16 batters and gave up three walks, one of which led to a run being scored on an error.
Not only did Wright have an impact on the mound, he also made his presence felt at the plate, leading the game off with a single to right field. He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and one run scored.
The victory for Yazoo City, as well as the loss for Yazoo County, put their records at an identical 1-3. However, the Indians’ victory was the fifth time during the 2011-2012 school year that Yazoo City defeated its biggest rival.
Despite the excellent performance on the mound by Wright, the Indians led by just one run headed into the fifth inning.
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