Saturday DeSoto County scoreboard

Prep baseball playoffs 

MHSAA 6A – First Round, best of three

South Panola 7, Southaven 4 (South Panola wins series 2-0)

Starkville 1, Hernando 0 (9 innings) (Starkville wins series 2-0, to meet Lewisburg in the next round.)

Prep softball playoffs

MHSAA 6A – Third Round, best of three

Germantown (Madison) 7, DeSoto Central 4

DeSoto Central 5, Germantown (Madison) 0 (DeSoto Central wins series 2-1)

Hernando 3, Lewisburg 1

Hernando 5, Lewisburg 1 (Hernando wins series 2-1, to play DeSoto Central in North Half finals)

Regular season baseball

Northpoint Christian 18, West Memphis, Ark. 0 (5 innings)

The Trojans scored 11 times in the fourth inning. Garrett Waller threw a one-hitter through four innings for the win and Baylor Napoli drove in four runs on two hits, including a double. 

SPORTS ETC.: 

The Pearl boys and Clinton girls were the overall team champions at Saturday’s 6A portion of the MHSAA State Track Meet. Lewisburg finished fourth in the girls’ team standing and had its first 6A state champion in Juliana Ohrberg in the long jump. 

Brandin Echols of Southaven, a standout at Northwest Mississippi Community College and the University of Kentucky, was drafted Saturday in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets.

Receiver Brandon Smith of Lake Cormorant and the University of Iowa, while not drafted, was picked by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. 

Another undrafted free agent signee was offensive lineman Dareaun Parker of Mississippi State, who prepped at DeSoto Central. Parker was signed by the Chicago Bears.

Bob Bakken

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