PHILADELPHIA — The Neshoba High School softball team took Game 2, 8-2, and the series over Lake Cormorant High School.
Four different Neshoba batters registered multi-hit games. Kayla McKinion led the charge with three hits, and two RBI. Hailey Lunderman smacked two doubles, scored two runs and drove in one run. Hannah Williams recorded a double and laced a triple, to go along with an RBI, while Aspen Wesley slapped two singles and scored two runs. Kayla Willis contributed with a single, two runs scored, and two hit by pitches.
With the contest tied, 1-1, in the fourth, the Lady Rockets scored four runs on five hits to break the game open, highlighted by Madalyn McMahon’s two-RBI single.
Wesely (15-0) dominated in the circle again for the Lady Rockets, allowing just 4 hits, with eight strikeouts, and just one earned run.
The Lady Rockets (28-2) advances to play New Hope High School in a best-of-three series, with two games to be played at Neshoba. The dates are still to be determined.
The Northeast Lauderdale High School softball team dropped a 6-0 contest Lawrence County High School. The loss eliminates the Lady Trojans from the playoffs.
Zy Harris registered two hits, and Brittany Baty smacked a double.
In the circle, Baty tossed six strong innings, allowing just two earned runs, while striking out six batters.
“This was a tremendous season,” Northeast Lauderdale coach Sean Gerald said. “The girls worked their tail’s off all season. We met our goal of reaching the playoffs, and we went further than most expected because of our senior leadership.”