Phillips Hines takes a few steps off base as he looks for a chance to steal vs. Union.

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Phillips Hines takes a few steps off base as he looks for a chance to steal vs. Union. Submitted photo
The Neshoba Central baseball team picked up a Region 3-5A victory last week as the Rockets blew out Canton High 17-0 in the first inning.

The Rockets now stand at 7-1 in the region standings. They were to play Cleveland Central Tuesday in a game that decided the region championship.

The Rockets also defeated Union 12-5 in a non-region game on Saturday. The Rockets entered the week with a 12-5 record.

Neshoba Central was to play at Meridian High School on Thursday. On Saturday, they will play two varsity games. The first will be at noon against the Philadelphia tornadoes at Burnside Park. The second game will be at 5 p.m. at Northeast Lauderdale. They close out the regular season at home Tuesday against West Lauderdale.

 

Rockets 17

Canton 0

The Rockets scored 17 run in the first inning to make it a one-inning victory.

Hayden Knight was the winning pitcher.

Dagan Martin hit a double and a single. He scored two runs and knocked in a run. Chap Duncan had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in three more. Phillips Hines had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in two runs. Anthony Medine hit a double. He scored two runs and knocked in another.

Cade Hall had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in a run. Clay Sander had one hit, scored two runs and knocked in another. Reid Hall had one, hit, scored two runs and knocked in two more. Mark Hunt hit a double.

 



Rockets 12

Union 5

The Rockets took control of the game in the third inning.

Neshoba Central scored one in the first, one in the second, five in the third, three in the fifth and two in the sixth. Union scored two in the first and three in the third.

Sanders was the winning pitcher.

Hines had three hits while scoring two runs and three RBIs. Sanders had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in another. Hunt hit a double and two singles. Cade Hall had two hits.