Desoto County Sports

Monday sports: Trojans declaw Lynx, nearing district baseball title

Photo: Isaiah Nolan of Northpoint Christian lays down a bunt single during a five-run second inning outburst against Lausanne Collegiate. (Bob Bakken/

Lady Trojans fall in softball, Hopson commits, and Lake Cormorant names a new girls’ basketball coach

A five-run second inning set the tone for what would be a 13-1, five-inning Northpoint Christian School baseball victory over Lausanne Collegiate Monday night. The win means that if the Trojans sweep the Lynx in the second game Tuesday night at Northpoint, the Trojans will claim the district championship.

Northpoint took the 5-0 lead in the second inning, which was highlighted by a two-run single by Carson Jones, one of three hits and two RBIs for Trojans’ third-baseman.  Coach Stephen Kirkpatrick said Jones has been a welcome surprise for his team this spring.  

“Carson Jones hadn’t played a lot before this year, but he’s gotten better,” Kirkpatrick said. “He’s worked hard so he deserves all the success that he has.”

The Trojans would keep denting the scoreboard after that, scoring in every inning after the first for a 13-0 lead before Lausanne would score once in their final at-bat, but far short of what would be needed to keep the game moving past the fifth inning, when the 10-run rule went into effect and end the game.  

Meanwhile, Arkansas Razorback commit KL Farr stymied Lausanne hitters on the mound, striking out 10 Lynx, allowing one walk, and four hits in posting the mound victory for the Trojans.  

“Kevin’s been great for us on the mound,” Kirkpatrick said. “You know, he came out and set the tone early. He fills the strike zone with multiple pitches and makes it really, really hard on hitters.”

Jace Robinson, Isaiah Nolan, and Grayson Simonton each scored twice for the Trojans in the win. Jones, Kaden Clayborn, and Nolan Bone each had two RBIs.  Robinson and Seth Giamportone each hit doubles. 

The teams meet at 7:15 p.m. in the rematch Tuesday at Northpoint Christian School.  


Northpoint Christian dropped the contest despite four runs-batted-in on two hits by Josey Jones, who smacked a homer to center field in the third inning. It was a round-tripper that, at the time, tied the contest at 4-4.  However, Addison Morgan homered in the fourth inning to give Collierville a lead they never relinquished at 7-4.  The Lady Dragons added three more runs in the fifth for a 10-4 lead. Northpoint answered with two runs in the fifth but couldn’t get any more offense after that. 

Jones and Macie Dever-Boaz each scored twice for Northpoint, and Jones’ two hits and four RBIs paced the offense.  

Trinity Garvin pitched 5.2 innings in relief of starting pitcher Hannah Bostain. Garvin struck out seven and walked three in the circle in taking the loss. Bostain fanned two and walked one, while allowing two earned runs and four hits in 1.1 innings in the circle.  



A Rebel pipeline developing in the Swamp? After Ole Miss got five-star defensive lineman Kamarion Franklin of Lake Cormorant to sign with the Rebels, now Gator safety/linebacker Jarcoby Hopson, Jr. announced Monday he was committing to play at Ole Miss after high school. Hopson is considered a four-star talent. His older brother Janorris has also committed to Ole Miss.  He originally went to Mississippi State following a high school career at Horn Lake, but transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College.


On the heels of Justin Neely becoming the new boys’ basketball coach at Hernando, Lake Cormorant has promoted Angela Allen-Harris from Neely’s assistant to become the Lady Gators’ head basketball coach.