The possibility that Quitman and Weston could meet in the Class B state semi-finals would have been like a dream come true. Instead the quarterfinals games for both turned out nightmarish as #3 Elizabeth used their home field advantage to beat #6 Quitman 9-0 and #10 Weston failed to get a hit in their 15-0 loss to #2 Anacoco.
Both fell hopelessly behind early on. Elizabeth played longball on their short “bandbox” home field to score 5 in the third and 3 more in the fourth and Anacoco erupted for six and four in the second and third innings of their contest by stringing together hit after hit. Meanwhile the two local district 2B rivals were unable get their offenses untracked.
Quitman scattered five singles but only had one runner get as far as second base. For Weston, it was even worse as the Wolves got no-hit by Anacoco pitching, which allowed one walk and struck out 10 batters, including eight of the last nine batters faced.
The losses brings to an end what was one of the more productive combined seasons in recent history for the two Jackson Parish schools as it marked the first time in at least the new millennium that both reached the LHSAA quarterfinals in the same year. Quitman finishes with a 19-12 record while Weston closes out the year at 13-8.
WP – Chamberlain, LP – Smith
QHS hits: Morgan, Tilley, Hollis, West, Carter
WP – n/a , LP – Shirley
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