Lady Rockets improve to 14-1
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:00 AM
The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets continued their winning ways last week as they picked up two victories in fast-pitch softball action.
The Lady Rockets opened the week with a 5-4 win over Northwest Rankin, and then took a 17-0 Region 3-5A victory over Ridgeland. A game with Clinton was postponed due to rain and will be made up April 10.
"The win over Northwest Rankin was a big one," Coach Trae Embry said. "We were down in the bottom of the seventh and Meg Martin got a big hit for us. We are hosting a tournament Saturday so this will be another big week for us."
This is certainly a big week for the Lady Rockets as they play five games and host their own invitational tournament. It started Monday when the Lady Rockets played host to Newton County. They traveled to Germantown for a Region 3-5A game. On Friday, they host Madison Central. Then on Saturday, they are slated to play Choctaw Central and Leake Central in their own invitational tournament.
Neshoba Central entered the week with a 14-1 record.
Neshoba Central 5
NW Rankin 4
Martin's big hit in the bottom of the seventh ended a tight game.
Neshoba Central scored one in the second but Northwest Rankin came back with two runs in the third and one in the fifth. Neshoba Central scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 3-3 but Northwest Rankin added one in the top of the seventh to retake the lead. Martin's two RBI double brought the win home to the Lady Rockets.
Hailey Lunderman hit a triple and a single for the Lady Rockets; Kaila Willis hit three singles; Kayla Robertson hit a triple; Ali Pike hit a double and a single; and Madalyn McMahon hit a single and brought in a run.
Seventh grader Asphen Wesley was the winning pitcher. She had nine strike outs. Wesley helped her cause at the plate with two singles.
Neshoba Central 17
The Lady Rockets jumped out to a big lead and never looked back.
Neshoba Central scored nine in the first, four in the second, two in the third and two in the fourth. Martin was the winning pitcher.
Martin hit a home run and had two RBIs; Pike hit a home run and a single; Lunderman had two hits, Willis hit a triple; Mallory Tucker hit a double and a single; and, Katlyn Duke hit a home run.