Lady Rockets pick up pace on diamond
The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets went 3-2 last week and entered this week with a 3-2 record.
Neshoba Central started the week with wins over East Webster 12-7 and South Jones 8-5. They then entered the West Harrison tournament where they beat Sumrall 5-2 on Friday. On Saturday, they lost twice, falling to South Panola 1-0 and Hancock 3-2 in extra innings.
“We were playing good teams.” said Coach Zach Sanders. “I don’t think we are hitting it like we are capable. We did some good things. We didn’t get some hits when we needed them.”
The Lady Rockets will play three games this week. They host Ethel on Thursday and then play two games in the Clarkdale Spring Fling Friday against Clarkdale and Hatley.
The Lady Rockets started the week with a 12-7 win over East Webster.
Lanayah Henry pitched seven innings. She allowed 11 hits and two earned runs while striking out four batters and walking two.
Neshoba Central pounded out 13 hits. Miley Thomas hit a double and two singles while scoring three runs; Mya Willis hit a double and two singles and scored three runs; Charmayne Morris hit a double while scoring one run; Erica Lyons hit a triple and a single and scored two runs; and Henry had two hits and knocked in two runs.
Neshoba Central then took an 8-5 win over South Jones.
Henry pitched three innings, allowed one hits and struck out three batters. Taysha Isaac was the winning pitcher. She pitched four innings. She struck out three batters while allowing two hits and no earned runs.
The Lady Rockets finished with eight hits. Lyons hit two triples; while scoring one run and knocking in two runs. Dakota Williamson and Henry both hit a triple.
Neshoba Central then entered the West Harrison tournament with a 5-2 win over Sumrall.
Henry went seven innings, allowed two hits and two runs and fanned five batters.
The Lady Rockets had 12 hits. Morris, Xionmara Fireplace, Henry, Thomas and Willis all led the way with doubles.
Things did not go Neshoba’s way Saturday. South Panola scored the only run in the sixth inning to win 1-0. Williamson, Henry, Morris and Thomas all hit doubles but could not plate a run.
Then the Lady Rockets lost a 3-2 extra inning decision to Hancock. Again, a run scored in the bottom of the final inning was the difference. Henry and Fireplace both hit doubles. Lyons and Williamson had two hits.