Neshoba Central bested Philadelphia 6-0 last Thursday to complete a sweep of the Lady Tornadoes in prep softball action.

It would be the only game Philadelphia played last week. The Lady Rockets on Tuesday picked up a 14-1 region win over Madison Central. Both Philadelphia and Neshoba Central were to have played in the West Lauderdale tournament which was rained out. At press time, a decision had not been made whether the tournament will be made up this weekend in Meridian.

Meanwhile, Union High School has had a tough couple of seasons in slow-pitch but qualified for the State Class 2A playoffs Monday with a big win over Lake.

Leake Academy is gunning for another State Class AA fast-pitch state title when they opened post-season play Monday in the North Half tournament at Bayou Academy in Cleveland.

Local records at start of the week:

Choctaw Central 18-2

Neshoba Central 14-1

* Leake Academy 19-5

Philadelphia 10-6

Union 4-11

* Leake Academy is playing fast-pitch

Monday

Leake Academy in Class AA North Half tournament at Bayou.

Philadelphia at Kosciusko

Tuesday

Leake Academy in Class AA North Half tournament at Bayou.

Neshoba Central at Canton

Southeast Lauderdale at Choctaw Central

Thursday

Neshoba Central at Ridgeland

Philadelphia at Southeast Lauderdale

Choctaw Central

The Lady Warriors went 2-1 last week as they lost to Quitman 11-10 and then swept Velma Jackson 15-0, 15-0.

Against Quitman, Choctaw Central scored seven in the first, two in the second and one in the fourth. The Lady Panthers answered with two in the first, five in the second, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Raina King led Choctaw with two doubles and a single. Lashayla McMillan added two singles and a double.

The wins over Velma Jackson counted for the Lady Warriors in the Region 5-3A standings. Choctaw Central hosted Southeast Lauderdale in a region game Tuesday.

Neshoba Central

The Lady Rockets opened the week with a big win over Madison Central.

Neshoba Central had 20 hits on the night led by Kayla Robertson with two home runs and a triple. Madalyn McMahon added a home run and a double while Hailey Lunderman went 4-for-4.

Against Philadelphia, the Lady Rockets scored two in the fifth and four in the sixth. Kayla Willis knocked in one run with a double and later scored to get the Lady Rockets going in the fifth inning.

"We are putting hits together at the right time," Neshoba Central Coach Trae Embry said. "That's what you have to do in slow-pitch."

Leake Academy

Rain pushed the North Half Class AA tournament back to Monday and Tuesday with the state tournament set for this Saturday.

Leake Academy defeated Glenbrook 3-1 Monday morning in the opening round.

The Rebelettes closed out their regular season last week with a 15-0 win over Manchester. Chloe Thaggard struck out six batters and was the winning pitcher.

Bayly Moss and Robekah Roberson both hit two doubles to lead the Rebelettes. Katie Webb hit a double and Grace Dabbs had two hits.

Philadelphia

The Lady Tornadoes begin Region 5-3A play Thursday when they travel to Southeast Lauderdale.

Philadelphia had four hits vs. Neshoba Central. Alyssa David had two hits. Jada White hit a double and Autumn Davis added a single.

Union

The Lady Yellowjackets earned a place in the upcoming state Class 2A slow-pitch state tournament Monday night when they bested Lake 13-3.

Union stands at 4-11 overall but 3-3 in the region standings, thanks to a sweep of Clarkdale and the win over Lake. That assures them of second place in the region.

Enterprise, which has swept Union, has already clinched first place in the region.