Hernando-DeSoto Central softball

Hernando’s Rylee Eyster applies a tag on DeSoto Central’s Hannah Randl during Thursday’s softball contest on the Lady Jags’ home diamond. DeSoto Central defeated the Lady Tigers in the 6A district game by an 8-2 score.

Credit: Jim Jarrett Photography

Lewisburg’s Lady Patriots reached 20 wins for the softball season with Thursday night’s 12-5 victory over Lake Cormorant. The win also gave Lewisburg the 5A district title for the second straight year.

Oakley Laughter drove in three runs on three hits for the 20-2 Lady Patriots Thursday night. Madison Haley also hit safely three times for Lewisburg, while Reese Woods connected for a trio of hits and three RBIs for Lake Cormorant in the loss.

Gabbie Dickerson set down four batters in 6.1 innings pitched for Lewisburg, which improved to 5-0 in district play with the win.

The bats were also out for the Northpoint Christian girls Thursday night in a 12-2, five-inning victory over Olive Branch. Hadie Sowell homered for Northpoint, McKinley Baker tripled and Lauren Gross had a pair of doubles among her four hits in the game.

DeSoto Central knocked off Hernando in a 6A district game played in Southaven Thursday. DeSoto Central scored four times in the fourth inning and twice more in the sixth. Hernando was held to just three hits and Caroline Casey scored both Lady Tiger runs.

On the baseball diamonds Thursday, Southaven’s 13-run third inning ended an 18-3 victory over Horn Lake. Aaron Wolfe and Hendrix Cooley each had with three RBIs for the Chargers.

Northpoint Christian scored five times in the fourth inning to end an 11-1 win over Rossville Christian Academy by the run rule. Myles McCaskill struck out five in earning the complete-game win. Northpoint’s record is now 9-5 overall, 4-2 in TSSAA district play.

Magnolia Heights split a MAIS conference doubleheader with Washington School, as the Chiefs won the opener 4-1 but lost the nightcap 8-3.

In the only other action reported Thursday, the Northpoint boys’ soccer team defeated Tipton-Rosemark 7-2 with three-goal hat tricks from Clair Cox and Matthew Enders.

Bob Bakken is Sports Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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