Neshoba Central picks up six victories
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 AM
You might think of softball as being a spring and summer sport.
But winter was in full force this past weekend for the area softball teams as reports of snow flurries came in from all area teams.
Last week was a big one for Neshoba Central which picked up six wins, including four in the Tupelo Tournament. Choctaw Central went 3-0 and the Philadelphia girls went 3-1.
Neshoba Central 8-0
Choctaw Central 3-1
This week's schedule
Louisville at Philadelphia
Choctaw Central at Nanih Waiya
Sebastopol at Union
Neshoba Central vs. Amory at Mississippi State
Philadelphia in Sebastopol tournament vs. Scott Central and Lake.
Union in the Sebastopol tournament vs. Choctaw Central and Nanih Waiya.
Neshoba Central in the Winona tournament.
Choctaw Central in Sebastopol tournament: vs. Union and Bogue Chitto.
The Lady Warriors went 3-0 last week with wins over Morton, Louisville and Meridian.
Betty Mingo was the winning pitcher in all three games.
Choctaw Central took a 13-1 win over Morton last Tuesday. The Lady Warriors scored all 13 of their runs in the third inning. Morton scored in the first inning.
Darin Tubby had two singles and a triple to lead the Lady Warrior while Raina King added a double and a single.
The Lady Warriors kept up a steady attack in their 14-1 win over Louisville. Choctaw Central scored three in the first, four in the second and eight in the third.
Choctaw Central had a 9-3 hitting edge. Precious Favre led with a double and a single while Alise Meely added two singles.
Choctaw Central then claimed a 10-3 win over Meridian High School. The Lady Warriors scored three in the first, two in the second, three in the third and two in the fourth. Meridian answered with one in the second and two in the third.
Choctaw Central had a 9-3 hitting edge. Mingo hit a triple while King added a double.
The Lady Rockets picked up six victories last week as they traveled to play in the Tupelo tournament.
Neshoba Central started the week with a 14-2 win over Union and a 7-4 victory over Philadelphia. They then played in Tupelo where they took a 9-4 win over Mooreville, a 12-3 win over Pontotoc, a 4-1 win over Tishomingo County and a 2-0 win over Alcorn Central.
Against Union, Neshoba Central scored one in the first, five in the second, three in the fourth and five in the fifth. Madalyn McMahon and Kayla Robertson both had three hits. Kayla McKinnon was the winning pitcher.
The Lady Rockets took an early lead and held on for a win over Philadelphia. Neshoba Central scored three in the first, two in the second and two in the fifth. Philadelphia answered with one in the second, two in the third and one in the sixth. McKinnon had two hits and three RBIs while Kaila Willis added two hits. McKinnon was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts.
The Lady Rockets again took an early lead against Mooreville, scoring five in the first, three in the second and one in the fourth. Hannah Williams had two hits and three RBIs while McMahon added a pair of hits and two RBIs. Hailey Lunderman had two hits and Katlyn Duke had a hit and two RBIs. McKinnon was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts.
The Lady Rockets banged out 14 hits in their win over Pontotoc. Neshoba Central scored two in the first, five in the second, one in the third, one in the fourth and four in the sixth. Pontotoc came back with one run in the fourth and two in the sixth. Williams hit two singles and a double and brought in four runs. Lunderman also had a double and two singles. McKinnon was the winning pitcher with two strikeouts.
The Lady Rockets took a close win over Tishomingo County, scoring one in the first, two in the second and one in the fifth. Tishomingo County's only run came in the fifth inning. Lunderman led the Lady Rockets with three singles while McMahon and Meg Martin both hit singles. Martin was the winning pitcher with two strikeouts.
The Lady Rockets took a close win over Alcorn Central, scoring one in the second and one in the fourth. McKinnon and Duke both had two hits while Lunderman, Jenna Pigg and McMahon all had one hit.
Neshoba Central will play in the Winona tournament this weekend and will then play next Thursday and Friday in the Clarkdale Spring Fling Tournament in Meridian.
The Lady Tornadoes went 3-1 last week as they took a 17-2 win over Louisville, an 8-0 victory over Kosciusko and a 6-1 win over Germantown. Philadelphia's only loss came in a 7-4 decision to Neshoba Central.
The Lady Tornadoes kept up a steady attack against Louisville as they plated four runs in the first, six in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth. Louisville scored tis runs in the third inning. Tatanta Fox, Caitlin Dickerson and Alyssa Davis all hit a double and a single to lead Philadelphia. Danna Anderson and K.K. Bounds both added a double.
Dickerson was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts.
The Lady Tornadoes then dropped a 7-4 decision to Neshoba Central. Davis, Latesha Carter, Jada White, Anderson and Bounds all hit a double. Dickerson was the losing pitcher.
The Lady Tornadoes bounced back with an 8-0 win over Kosciusko. Philadelphia scored four in the first, one in the third and three in the fourth.
Davis belted two doubles. Dickerson hit a double and a single while White and Anderson both added a triple. Carter hit a pair of singles and Bounds connected on a double. Dickerson was the winning pitcher.
The Lady Tornadoes closed out the week with a 6-1 win over Germantown.
Philadelphia had a 10-5 hitting edge. Davis led the way with a triple and a home run. Carter, White and Dickerson all had two hits while Anderson and Bounds both connected on a double. Dickerson was the winning pitcher.
The Lady Tornadoes will play in the Sebastopol tournament this weekend and then will be off for spring break.
The Union Lady Yellowjackets opened their fast-pitch season by taking on two of the top teams in the state last week.
The Lady Yellowjackets dropped an 11-2 decision to Newton County and then fell 14-2 to Neshoba Central.
Union scored two in the fourth. The Lady Cougars scored one in the first, two in the second, three in the third, two in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the seventh. Hitters for Union included Kristen Kennedy, Averi Pender and Sam Keneker, who all connected on singles.
Ebony Buckley hit a two-run homer in the first inning against Neshoba Central, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Rockets came back with one in the first, five in the second, three in the fourth and five in the fifth. Haley Morgan and Kennedy both hit singles.