Warren Central’s Madison Pant is The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Madison Pant pitched and hit Warren Central’s softball team to two victories last weekend, then added another win in The Vicksburg Post’s Athlete of the Week contest.

Pant received 385 of the 676 votes cast in an online poll of The Post’s readers.

Vicksburg High softball player Trinity McGloster finished second, with 151 votes. St. Aloysius baseball player Keller Bradley was third, with 61 votes, and Tallulah Academy baseball player Gage Palmer came in fourth with 58.

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Pant, a sophomore pitcher, led the Lady Vikes to two victories at the Brookhaven softball tournament on March 16. She allowed a total of one unearned run and had eight strikeouts in a total of seven innings in a 5-4 win vs. Loyd Star and a 5-0 win over West Marion.

Pant also went 3-for-3 with one RBI at the plate against West Marion.

Congratulations to Madison and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter/X pages, as well as vicksburgpost.com.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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