Lady Rockets ranked No. 1
What a week for the Neshoba Central Lady Rockets fast-pitch softball team.
The Lady Rockets entered the week as the No. 1 team in the nation according to the USA Today Super 25 poll. The 18-0 Lady Rockets are the only team from Mississippi in the poll. They are coming off a big week that saw them pick up five victories. In those five games, Neshoba Central scored 48 runs, earned three shutouts and only gave up five runs.
Neshoba Central started last week with a 16-0 win over Cleveland Central. They then defeated Lake 6-0, Morton 10-0, Wayne County 8-3 and Union 8-2.
This week, the Lady Rockets were to visit Southeast Lauderdale on Tuesday, visit Cleveland Central on Wednesday, host Holmes Central on Friday and visit Choctaw Central on Saturday.
The Lady Rockets close out the regular season next week when they visit West Lauderdale on Tuesday and host the Lady Knights on Thursday.
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Neshoba Central scored eight in the first inning and eight in the second as they put the Lady Wolves away.
Elleigh Willis struck out six batters as she claimed the pitching victory. Willis helped her cause at the plate as she hit two triples and brought in two runs.
Layanna Henry hit two doubles, scored two runs and knocked in two more. Tenly Grisham hit a double and a single. She scored two runs and knocked in two more. Mauhree Jones had two hits, scored two runs and knocked in two more. Charmayne Morris had one hit, scored two runs and knocked in another.
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Neshoba Central outhit Lake 9-1 to take the victory.
The Lady Rockets scored one in the first, three in the second and two in the fourth.
Willis was the winning pitcher. She hit a double.
Grisham hit a double and a single. She scored three runs and knocked in another. Morris hit a double and a single and knocked in two runs. Kylie Posey hit a double and a single. She scored two runs and knocked in another. Henry had two hits and scored a run.
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Neshoba Central scored another shutout as the Lady Rockets cranked out nine hits.
The Lady Rockets scored two in the first, one in the second, two in the third, four in the fifth and one in the sixth.
Willis struck out five batters while claiming the victory. Willis hit a double.
Grisham hit a triple, a double and a single. She scored three runs. Morris had one hit and scored two runs.
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Wayne County 3
The Lady Rockets defeated a familiar foe in Wayne County. The two programs have played for the fast-pitch state championship games in 2014 and 2019.
The Lady Rockets scored seven in the fourth and one in the fifth. Wayne County scored one in the first and two in the fifth.
Henry was the winning pitcher.
Kylee Thompson hit a triple and Willis hit a double. Jones and Posey both had two hits, scored one run and knocked in two more. Grisham had two hits and knocked in two runs. Grisham hit a triple and a single while knocking in two runs.
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Willis recorded 14 strikeouts while leading the Lady Rockets past Union.
Neshoba Central scored three in the first, one in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and one in the sixth. Union scored one in the first and one in the third.
Willis had three hits and knocked in two runs. Annaleigh Jones hit a triple. Grisham had one hit and scored three runs.