By Corey McKinney
Last season, the Rangers had an outstanding season. They finished 30-16 with an appearance in the playoffs. Their season was ended in the first round of the playoffs, when Hinds, who would go on to win state, swept the Rangers in two games.
The Rangers are ready to go even further into the post season this spring.
Northwest opened the fall season with what was scheduled to be a double-header against Southwest Tennessee. The Rangers would win the first game 8-3, using two big home runs form Kodi Kimbrough and Clay Casey. The second game was cancelled due to the rain.
Their next game was at Swayze Field in Oxford, where they played two games. The first game was a win for the Rangers, 13-3, as they beat Hinds, the national runner-up from last season. Northwest would win the second game against East Central, 8-1, as Leemarcus Boyd led the charge for the Rangers.
The Rangers traveled to Cleveland on Oct. 1 to play two more games. The first game, against Mississippi Delta, would result in another win for Northwest, with the final outcome at 5-4. The second game would result in yet another Ranger victory over Copiah-Lincoln, 16-7.
Northwest turned right around to face the Wolfpack of Copiah-Lincoln for their first of two games at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson on Oct. 7. The result was the sixth win for the Rangers in fall ball, with the final being 16-4. The Rangers would finish the fall ball season with a win over Faulkner University at 7-5.
The Rangers’ first game in the spring is Feb. 9 in Millington, Tenn., as they will take on Southwest Tennessee in a double header.