Desoto County Sports

Tuesday sports: Jaguars go extras to take series lead

Photo: DeSoto Central’s Ryan Moore swings at a pitch during Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over Hernando. (Bob Bakken/

DeSoto Central baseball scored in only two innings of their nine inning affair with Hernando Tuesday night, but both times the Jaguars bunched a trio of runs together. The second time the Jaguars did that, it was enough for a 6-3 extra inning victory and a 1-0 lead in the MHSAA 6A second-round playoff series.  

A throwing error after a base hit from DeSoto Central’s Josh King would score Christian Newsome for what would become the game-winning run in the ninth. Austin Kirkpatrick’s triple to center field would score two more runs and clinch the Jaguar victory.  

Hernando took an early 3-0 lead with a run-scoring single from Cade Koczka in the bottom of the second, followed by a two-run double from Hallas Lawson in the third.

But DeSoto Central tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth with a two-run single from Luke Sides and another hit from King.  

Sides was credited with the pitching victory for DeSoto Central, relieving starter Gavin Brassfield with two out in the seventh. Sides struck out six and allowed two hits over 2.1 innings.  

Hernando used three pitchers in the game and Preston Johnson was tagged with the loss after pitching the final 4.1 innings, allowing three earned runs and fanning five.  

Here is the Tuesday DeSoto County scoreboard: 

Tuesday, May 2

  • Lewisburg 2, Clinton 1  (Lewisburg leads 1-0)
    • Lewisburg: Bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 7th pushes across the winning run.  Trey Cagle (2 hits), Cayden Baker (7 IP, 4 hits, 4Ks)
  • DeSoto Central 6, Hernando 3 (9 innings) (DeSoto Central leads 1-0)
  • Germantown (Madison) 5, Center Hill 0 (Germantown leads 1-0)

MHSAA 5A playoffs- second round, best of three

  • Lake Cormorant 12, Vicksburg 1 (Lake Cormorant leads 1-0)
    • Lake Cormorant: Easton Martin: (3B, 3 RBIs), Bryce Craft: (2B, 2 RBIs), Michael Callahan: 2 hits, 2 RBIs, 5 IP, 1 run, 3 Ks)

JUCO softball

  • Jones 10, Northwest 2
  • Jones 4, Northwest 3

TSSAA D2-A boys soccer playoffs

  • Northpoint Christian 9, Jackson Christian 0
    • Northpoint: Miller Lashlee (3 goals, 2 assists), Eli Bailey (3 goals, 1 assist)

State boys golf meet, day two

  • Lewisburg finished in a tie for sixth place with Brandon at the MHSAA 6A state golf meet held Monday and Tuesday at Kirkwood National Golf Course, and Hernando ended in 11th place. The Patriots shot a two-day total of 661, behind state champion Madison Central (622) and the Tigers were at 688 for the two-day tournament. Top players from DeSoto County were Drew Groscost of Lewisburg (T-7th) at 157 for 36 holes, and Brian Ludden of Hernando, who was 12th with a two-day total of 159. Oxford’s Matthew Downing was the meet medalist with a 36-hole total of 145.

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