Connar Gardner

DeSoto Central catcher Connar Gardner applies the tag on a Warren Central runner trying to score during Thursday's 5-3 Jaguar MHSAA 6A playoff victory in Southaven, giving DeSoto Central a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.  

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MHSAA 6A second round, best of three

DeSoto Central 5, Warren Central 3 (DeSoto Central leads 1-0)

DeSoto Central scored five runs in the fourth inning after Warren Central opened the scoring with a run in the top of the fourth inning. Warren Central scored twice in the seventh inning before Jaguars stopped a bases loaded rally. Cade Smith struck out seven for DeSoto Central.

South Panola 1, Hernando 0, 8 innings (South Panola leads 1-0)

South Panola scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning on a wild pitch. Hernando held South Panola to just two hits in the game. Kylan Stepter had two hits for Hernando. Dalton Kendrick struck out eight South Panola batters in seven innings pitched.  

MHSAA 5A second round, best of three

Germantown (Madison) at Lewisburg, ppd.

The revised series schedule is now: Game 1 Friday at Lewisburg, Game 2 Saturday at Germantown, and if needed, Game 3 Monday at Lewisburg. All three games will have a first pitch time of 7 p.m.

Olive Branch at Ridgeland, ppd.

Revised schedule is now Olive Branch at Ridgeland Friday night at 7 p.m. Game 2 of the series is Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Olive Branch and if needed, a third and deciding contest would go back to Ridgeland Monday night at 7 p.m.

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