High school baseball season gets off to early start with jamborees
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Neshoba Central, Philadelphia High School and Union get their baseball seasons under way Saturday with each playing a pair of jamboree games.
Jamboree games are basically scrimmages. Each game lasts four innings, regardless of the score, and does not count on a team’s record. Pitchers are limited to the number of innings they can throw.
Neshoba Central will host Clarkdale and Northeast Lauderdale. The schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. – Neshoba Central vs. Clarkdale;
Noon – Clarkdale vs. Northeast Lauderdale;
1 p.m. – Neshoba Central vs. Northeast Lauderdale.
The Rockets are slated to play two classic games next Saturday (Feb. 25) at Newton County. The Rocket junior varsity plays Newton County at 9 a.m. The Neshoba Central varsity plays Newton County at 11 a.m. and Union at 1 p.m.
Philadelphia has two classic games with Choctaw County scheduled for Saturday starting at 11 a.m. They are to play in the Noxapater Classic the following Saturday.
Union will be in action at West Lauderdale for two classic games. They take the Knights at 11 a.m. and Scott Central at 1 p.m. Union will play in the Newton County Classic the following week against the Cougars and Neshoba Central.
Choctaw Central will be coached this year by Alaric Keams. The Warriors won’t play in a jamboree game. They are scheduled to play in the Lake Classic on February 25. They will take on the Hornets and Sebastopol.
Leake Academy opens its season February 20 on the road against Newton Academy.