Margie Riley McVay
Nine-for-10, three home runs, three triples, 11 RBI, eight runs scored, a cycle, a two-homer game and a 4 RBI first inning by a leadoff hitter — that’s the absurd three-game series Slade Wilks put together in a sweep over Laurel Christian last week.
In case you missed it, there was a big local baseball series in town this week.
Columbia and West Marion played two games this week, one on Tuesday in Foxworth at Trojan Field, and the second at John Sapen Field in Columbia on Wednesday night.
We at The Columbian-Progress have some special coverage planned.
The third annual East Marion Soaring Eagle 5K is set for April 14.
The event began two years ago as an effort to raise funds for athletic facilities and supplies. Walmart of Columbia is the sponsor for this year’s event.
The Columbia Wildcats (11-3, 4-0) showed they mean business in Region 8 last week with a pair of dominant wins in district play, but sandwiched between the wins was a tough loss.
They began their week March 20 with a convincing 19-4 home win over Jefferson Davis County, highlighted by a 13-run second inning.