Friday sports: Jaguars’ Loftin one-hits Southaven

PLAYOFF SCHEDULES – April 28-May 2

Prep Baseball

MHSAA 6A Playoffs Second Round-Best of Three

Oxford vs. Center Hill

  • Friday – Oxford 6, Center Hill 2 (Oxford leads series 1-0. Scott Green homers for Center Hill.)
  • Saturday at Center Hill – 2 p.m.
  • Monday (if needed) at Oxford – 7 p.m.

Hernando vs. Madison Germantown

  • Friday – Germantown 3, Hernando 2 (Germantown leads series 1-0. Topher Jones had two hits, Luke Romine drove in both Hernando runs. Thomas Mitchell struck out nine in six innings pitched.)
  • Saturday at Germantown – 2 p.m.
  • Monday (if needed) at Hernando – 7 p.m.

DeSoto Central vs. Southaven

  • Friday – DeSoto Central 10, Southaven 0 (5 innings) (DeSoto Central: pitcher Bradley Loftin throws one-hitter and strikes out eight. Ryan Musselwhite and Gavin Brassfield each had two hits and each drove in a run.)
  • Saturday at Southaven – 2 p.m.
  • Monday (if needed) at DeSoto Central – 7 p.m.

MHSAA 5A Playoffs Second Round-Best of Three

Lake Cormorant vs. Neshoba Central

  • Friday – Neshoba Central 6, Lake Cormorant 1 (Neshoba Central leads series 1-0. Rockets score four times in the fifth. Hall doubled and homered for Neshoba Central.)
  • Saturday at Lake Cormorant – 2 p.m.
  • Monday (if needed) at Neshoba Central – 6 p.m.

Prep Softball

MHSAA 6A Playoffs Second Round-Best of Three

Hernando vs. Lewisburg

  • Friday – Lewisburg 6, Hernando 2 (Lewisburg leads series 1-0. Alyssa Harville hit a 2-run homer. Emma Abrams struck out six. Hernando committed five errors in the loss.)
  • Saturday at Lewisburg – 5 p.m.
  • Monday (if needed) at Hernando – 6 p.m.

DeSoto Central vs. Tupelo

  • Thursday – DeSoto Central 2, Tupelo 1 (DeSoto Central leads series 1-1)
  • Saturday at Tupelo – 12 p.m.
  • Monday (if needed) at DeSoto Central – 6 p.m.

MHSAA 5A Playoffs Second Round-Best of Three

Lake Cormorant vs. Neshoba Central

  • Friday – Neshoba Central 12, Lake Cormorant 0 (4 innings) (Neshoba Central leads series 1-0. Lanayah Henry pitches a perfect game for Neshoba Central.)
  • Saturday at Lake Cormorant – 6 p.m.
  • Monday at Neshoba Central – 6 p.m.

Prep Baseball- Regular Season

Covington, Tenn. 4, Northpoint Christian 3 (Northpoint: Jackson Thomason, James Smith and Conner McKnatt each had two hits. Hudson Brown hit a three-run homer.)

JUCO Baseball

Southwest 3, Northwest 2

Northwest 14, Southwest 4 (5 innings) (Rangers qualify for 13th straight NJCAA Region 23 playoffs)

JUCO Softball

Northwest 9, Southwest 0 (5 innings)

Southwest 13, Northwest 3 (6 innings)

Prep Boys Soccer

Northpoint Christian 3, Harding Academy 0 (Brodie Erber scores 3 goals for Northpoint. 10-4 record ahead of playoffs.)

SPORTS ETC.: Former Horn Lake football standout and Georgia national champion linebacker Nakobe Dean was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night. Dean, a Dick Butkus Award winner as a high school and as a college linebacker, was the 83rd pick in the draft. 

Photo: Hernando coach David Lara talks to his pitcher Thomas Mitchell during Friday’s game against Germantown (Madison). (Jody McRee/DeSoto County Sports)

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