MHSAA 6A second round, best of three
Hernando 5, Tupelo 3 (Hernando wins 2-0)
Anna Claire Carter and Julia Shaw had two hits each for Hernando, as Madison Hodge earned a pair of RBIs. The Lady Tigers scored two times in third inning, followed by single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Hernando will play Northwest Rankin in the third round of the playoffs, starting Friday.
DeSoto Central 12, Warren Central 0, five innings (DeSoto Central wins 2-0)
The Lady Jags scored five times in the second inning enroute to the series-clinching victory. DeSoto Central held Warren Central to just two hits in the contest. Kaitlyn Bednarek and Callie Newman led the Lady Jag offense with two hits each and Newman drove in three runs. Megan Vinson struck out seven in three innings pitched for DeSoto Central. The Lady Jags will play Madison Central in the next round, starting Friday.
SPORTS ETC.: Lewisburg High School has announced its MHSAA 5A playoff baseball game with Germantown (Madison) tonight has been postponed with the threat of rainy weather. 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 and Ridgeland have also adjusted their MHSAA 5A playoff schedule, now set to start in 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.
DeSoto Central and Warren Central are playing their first playoff game Thursday evening at Southaven. Game two is Friday in Vicksburg with game three on Saturday at DeSoto Central, if needed.
Bob Bakken is Sports Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.