Photo: Lewisburg pitcher Gabby Dickerson delivers a pitch in Friday’s MHSAA 6A third round game against Hernando. Lewisburg took a 1-0 series lead with a 6-1 victory. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)
Prep baseball playoffs
MHSAA 6A – First Round, best of three
South Panola 8, Southaven 1 (South Panola leads series 1-0)
South Panola scored five times in the sixth inning to break game open.
Starkville 4, Hernando 3 (Starkville leads series 1-0)
Tigers plate run in the bottom of the severnth but can’t complete the comeback.
DeSoto Central 6, Clinton 4 (DeSoto Central wins 2-0)
Jaguars hold on to advance despite 4-run sixth inning by Arrows. Brock Tapper hit a 3-tun homer for DeSoto Central. DeSoto Central to play Germantown (Madison) in the second round.
MHSAA 5A – First Round, best of three
Center Hill 11, Vicksburg 3 (Center Hill wins series 2-0)
Seven-run fifth inning breaks game open for Mustangs, who were also aided by four Vicksburg errors. Jake Scott had three hits for Center Hill. Winning pitcher Landon Scruggs struck out six and walked three in the complete-game win. Center Hill plays Neshoba Central in the second round.
Prep softball playoffs
MHSAA 6A – Third Round, best of three
DeSoto Central 9, Germantown (Madison) 2 (DeSoto Central leads best of three 1-0)
Lady Jags scored five times in the seventh inning in the victory. Megan Vinson struck out 10 Lady Mav batters. Brroklyn Farmer drove in two runs in the win.
Lewisburg 6, Hernando 1 (Lewisburg leads best of three 1-0)
Lady Patriots break a 25-game Hernando winning streak and tagged only the second loss of the season on their county rivals. Jalynn Taylor hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Gabby Dickerson struck 13 and allowed just four hits, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Avery Wolfe had two hits for Hernando.
Regular season baseball
Lewisburg 4, Northpoint Christian 2
Solo runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings for the Patriots. Brady Tygart doubled among Lewisburg’s four hits. Anthony Zarlingo goot two of the Trojans’ three hits in the loss. Tygart also struck out nine in four innings pitched, and Northpoint’s James Smith struck out 10 Patriots.