Friday’s baseball, softball playoff update

Prep baseball

MHSAA 6A – Third round, best of three

DeSoto Central vs. Tupelo

(Thursday) Tupelo 3, DeSoto Central 1 (Tupelo leads series 1-0)

(Friday) DeSoto Central 8, Tupelo 2 (Series tied 1-1)

(Saturday) DeSoto Central at Tupelo (7 p.m.)

MHSAA 5A – Third round, best-of-three 

Center Hill vs. Saltillo

(Thursday) Center Hill 11, Saltillo 1 (Center Hill leads series 1-0)

(Friday) Saltillo 16, Center Hill 2 (Series tied 1-1)

(Saturday) Center Hill at Saltillo (7 p.m.)

Prep softball 

MHSAA 6A – State Championship Series – at Southern Miss

Hernando vs. Oak Grove (Hattiesburg)

(Thursday) Hernando 2, Oak Grove 1 (Hernando leads series 1-0)

(Friday) Oak Grove 4, Hernando 2 (Series tied 1-1)

(Saturday) Hernando vs. Oak Grove (1:30 p.m.)

TSSAA Division II-A Sub-State Round – at Columbia, Tennessee

Northpoint Christian vs. Boyd Buchanan (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Boyd Buchanan 3, Northpoint Christian 0

Northpoint held to two hits, all three Boyd Buchanan runs were unearned. 

Photo: Jake Scott of Center Hill swings at a pitch against Saltillo on Friday, May 14. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

Bob Bakken

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