Sweet Water thumps Choctaw to wrap up 4-0 week

(Photo by Johnny Autery) Sweet Water shortstop Jonah Smith ranges to his left to make a play against Choctaw County during a 10-0 win Friday.

(Photo by Johnny Autery)
Sweet Water shortstop Jonah Smith ranges to his left to make a play against Choctaw County during a 10-0 win Friday.

Sweet Water dominated area foe Choctaw County over the course of three games Thursday and Friday, outscoring the Tigers 37-2 to advance to 14-4 on the season.

Sweet Water 16, Choctaw County 1

The Bulldogs won a four-inning affair 16-1 at Choctaw Thursday night on the strength of a Wynn Thompson complete game. Thompson struck out seven over four innings of works while allowing two hits and one run.

Jonah Smith walked three times, stole three bases and scored two runs out of the leadoff spot. Cole Morgan went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored. Will Huckabee was 2-for-3 with a stolen base, two RBIs and two runs scored. Thompson finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs. R.J. Rodgers stole a base and scored a run.

Braden Broussard went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, one RBI and a run scored. Hunter Mendenhall finished 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, two RBIs and a run scored. Luke Davis stole two bases and scored two runs. Branson Davis finished 1-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored. Sasha Smith was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a stole base. Shamar Lewis stole a base and scored three times.

Sweet Water 10, Choctaw County 0

Sweet Water followed the effort with a 10-0 shutout of Choctaw County in five innings Friday night in the first game of a double-header. Harris Etheridge notched the complete game win on the mound, striking out six and allowing two hits in the shutout.

Jonah Smith went 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Morgan and Huckabee each scored a run. Mendenhall finished 1-for-1 with two runs scored. Thompson highlighted the offense with a 3-for-3 line that included a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Branson Davis was 1-for-1 with one RBI and one run scored.

R.J. Rodgers scored a run while Etheridge was 1-for-1 with a run scored and one driven in. Luke Davis went 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Morgan, Mendenhall, Branson Davis and Taylor Lewis each stole a base for the Bulldogs.

Sweet Water 11, Choctaw County 1

The Bulldogs finished the sweep of the season series with an 11-1 shellacking of Choctaw County in five innings.

R.J. Rodgers got the complete game win, striking out seven over five while scattering five hits and one run. He also helped his own cause at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, one run scored and two RBIs. Huckabee went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases, a double and two runs scored.

Jonah Smith and Chase Joiner each scored a run and drove one in. Thompson went 1-for-2 with a double, one RBI and a run scored. Branson Davis was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and a run scored. Chance Broussard finished 1-for-2 with one RBI and a run scored.

Lewis was 2-for-2 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Luke Davis walked twice.

Sweet Water 3, Thomasville 2

The three-game set with Choctaw County followed a Monday nine-inning contest that resulted in a 3-2 triumph over rival Thomasville. Jonah Smith lost a no-hitter late and struck out four over seven innings while allowing one hit and only one earned run to take the no-decision. Etheridge worked the final two outs of the ninth to become the pitcher of record and pick up the win.

Morgan got the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth when he was struck by a bases-loaded, two-out offering that forced Mendenhall home.

Thomasville scored in the top of the eighth to take a 2-1 lead before Sweet Water answered in the home half of the frame with a Huckabee triple that plated Jonah Smith to tie it.

Thomasville scored its first run of the game in the top of the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. Sweet Water answered tied it in the bottom of the fifth when Luke Davis scored.

Jonah Smith finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. Will Huckabee was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Mendenhall was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Morgan had one RBI.

The Bulldogs are set to compete in the Nike Gulf Coast Classic Monday and Tuesday against power programs Westminster Christian, The Randolph School, Trinity and Pulaski (Tenn.).