Rockets win two-of-three games
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:00 AM
The Neshoba Central baseball team appears to have second place in Region 3-5A nailed down, and that means the Rockets are headed to playoffs for another season.
Neshoba Central's Taylor Irby steps back toward first base Satirday during the Rockets' game with Meridian High School. The Rockets won the game, 5-3.
Neshoba Central dropped a 13-3 decision to region front-runner Germantown last week. But they bounced back to beat Ridgeland 9-5. In non-division game, the Rockets defeated Meridian High School 5-3.
"Right now, we are going in as the No. 2 team," Coach Justin Stovall said. "Germantown has a solid team. Now we are looking forward to finishing the season and starting the playoffs."
The Rockets entered the week with an 11-8 overall record and 4-3 division record. They were to host Ridgeland on Monday and Canton on Tuesday. On Saturday, they are home against Philadelphia.
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Germantown kept up a steady offensive attack as it took a win over Neshoba Central.
The Mavericks scored one in the first, one in the second, two in the third, four in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Rockets scored three in the fifth.
Ryan Montgomery was the losing pitcher, He had two strikeouts.
The Rockets could only muster two hits. Preston Anderson hit a triple and brought in two runs. Taylor irby hit a single.
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Brandon Clark hit a home run and a double to lift the Rockets past the Titans.
The Rockets scored two in the second, two in the sixth, one in the seventh and four in eighth, Ridgeland scored one in the second, two in the sixth, and three in the sixth.
Austin Harrison was the winning pitcher in relief of Brady Stephenson who went 5 1/3 innings.
The Rockets had 11 hits. Anderson added a double and a single and one RBI. Tristen Ellingburg hit a double.
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The Rockets scored three runs in the fifth inning to slip past the Wildcats.
Neshoba Central had scored one in the second and one in the fourth. Meridian scored one in the second and two in the fifth.
Barrett Ramia was the winning pitcher. He finished with six strike outs.
Clark finished with a double and a single. Taylor Irby, Ellingburg, Colt Kilpatrick and Sammy Singleton all had a single.