Desoto County Sports

Monday sports: Teams hit the road for spring break action

Monday, March 11

Prep baseball

Davidson Academy, Tenn. 8, DeSoto Central 5

  • Note: Davidson Academy ran off a 6-0 lead before DeSoto Central scored four in the sixth inning.  Connor Simpson scored twice for the Jaguars and Austin Avent had two RBIs. Caiden Bullard took the mound loss for DC after striking out three in four innings pitched.  

Lake Cormorant 11, McNairy Central, Tenn. 4

  • Note: Gators broke the game open with a six-run third inning for a 10-0 lead. Derrin Randle scored three times and drove in three runs for the Gators. Randle and Michael Callahan both homered. Winning pitcher Moberly struck out nine in four innings pitched.  

Northpoint Christian 24, Oakhaven 0 (3.5 innings)

  • Note: Northpoint scored eight times in each of three innings during the run-rule shortened contest.  Isaiah Nolan scored four times for the Trojans and Seth Giamportone homered.  Jaylon Dickson struck out six in relief for Northpoint.  

Prep softball

Lewisburg 9, Grissom 3

  • Note: Lady Patriots scored five times in the second inning of the five-inning, 90-minute time-limit game.  Leah Walker scored twice and added three RBIs. Walker also struck out six in the circle.  

Lewisburg 13, Grace Christian Academy 0

  • Note: Ella Abrams and Bailee Davis combined to pitch a perfect game. Abrams struck out seven and Davis fanned five. Leah Walker and Leona Klaire Stokes scored twice and Anna Etter had three runs-batted-in.  

Hernando 9, St. Benedict at Auburndale, Tenn. 6

  • Note: Haylee Jackson and Jayla Sites each scored twice for Hernando in the victory. Molly Anderson had four RBIs and Jackson homered. Jackson, the winning pitcher, struck out four in 5.2 innings pitched.  

SPORTS ETC.: Water Valley football player Will Embrey is among 14 Mid-South high school and college football players to be recognized at an upcoming event. Embrey will be honored during the Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He’ll be named a Scholar Athlete at the recognition dinner April 22 and The Great Hall in Germantown, Tenn., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Embrey is the only Mississippi player that will be honored at the dinner. Embry is a senior linebacker, running back, and halfback.