The LaFayette baseball has gotten the season off to a solid start. They picked up two wins over the past week, thanks in large part to dominant pitching performances. One of the wins came in area play, and LHS is now 2-1 overall on the season.
The Bulldogs earned their first win on Tuesday of last week when they dismantled Loachapoka, 12-0.
While the offense was effective throughout the game, the real star of the contest was eighth grader Nick Beaty.
Beaty no-hit the Indians in just his second high school start. He recorded seven strikeouts and got credit for the complete-game shutout.
Leading the offensive charge for the Dogs was senior Kentrel Holloway, who finished 2-3 in the win.
On Monday, LaFayette got their second win, and first in the area, against the rival Lanett Panthers. The 11-0 win was highlighted by the second straight no-hitter for the Bulldogs.
This time it was Holloway who earned the win with a dominant performance on the mound. In addition to holding the Panthers hitless, Holloway recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed just one free pass.
Quentin Ray paced the LHS offense with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate. Holloway helped his own cause, going 2-for-3 in the game. LaCharles Turner also had a hit for the Bulldogs.
LaFayette has two more games scheduled this week, weather permitting. They will host Valley on Wednesday and will play a make-up game against Wadley here in LaFayette on Friday. Their next scheduled game is an area contest against Reeltown next Tuesday at home.