The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets made short work of Center Hill in the first round of the Class 5A fast-pitch softball state playoffs over the weekend.

Neshoba Central won game one 21-2 on 24 hits, and then took game two 7-0. Neshoba Central, now 23-4, will play Saltillo in the second round beginning on Friday at Neshoba Central at 6 p.m. Games 2 and if necessary 3 will be at Saltillo on Saturday with game 2 to begin at 1 p.m.

"Saltillo won their division so we can't take them lightly," Lady Rockets Coach Tre Embry said. "We had a great effort in the first game against Center Hill. We didn't seem as focused in game two but we one. We have to focus on every game."

Madalyn McMahon went 5-for-5 in game one as she drilled a double and three triples and finished with four RBIs.

The Lady Rockets scored two in the first, six in the second, four in the third, seven in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Center Hill scored one in the first and one in the third.

The Lady Rockets had a 24-1 hitting edge. Kayla McKinion had a double and two singles along with three RBIs. Haley Lunderman, Ali Pike and Malory Tucker all had two hits.

Meg Martin and McKinion both pitched for Neshoba Central.

In game two, Neshoba Central scored two in the first, two in the fifth and three in the sixth. McMahon completed a two-game cycle of sorts as she hit a home run and a single.

Katlyn Duke hit a double and a single.