Lady Rockets on the right track after Fling
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:00 AM
Getting his team ready for region competition has been Tre Embry's goal this spring.
Ali Pike is welcomed home by her Neshoba Central teammates Thursday after she belted a home run against Poplarville during the Spring Fling tournament in Meridian. The Lady Rockets started this week with a 14-1 record.
And now that they are 15 games into the season, he said he is pleased with what he is seeing.
"We wanted to play good competition early and we've done well," Embry said. "We are where we want to be at this point. We still have things to work on but I'm happy with the way we are playing."
The Lady Rockets stand at 14-1 following the Spring Fling tournament played last week in Meridian. They opened with a 17-5 win over Clarkdale. They dropped an 8-7 decision to Poplarville for their only loss this season. The Lady Rockets came back to beat Amory 4-2 and Northwest Rankin 3-2.
Neshoba Central has two games this week. They defeated Philadelphia 7-1 on Monday and were to host Enterprise on Tuesday. They will be hosting at junior varsity tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Rockets kept up a steady attack in their win over Clarkdale. Hailey Lunderman and Madalyn McMahon both hit a triple and two singles to pace the Lady Rockets McMahon also brought in four runs. Hannah Williams and Katlyn Duke both had two hits. Meg Martin was the winning pitcher.
Neshoba Central went up 5-0 in the first inning against Poplarville. But the Lady Hornets came back to take the victory. Ali Pike led the Lady Rockets with a home run while McMahon added a double. Kayla McKinion was the losing pitcher.
Neshoba Central scored all of its runs in the sixth inning to beat Amory. Hannah Williams had a double and a single while Lunderman added two hits. Pigg was the winning pitcher with two strike outs.
The Lady Rockets again scored the winning run late in the game to beat Northwest Rankin. McMahon hit a double and a single; Williams had two hits and a RBI; and Kayla Robertson had two hits. McKinion was the winning pitcher.