The Lamar School Raiders opened their 2006 baseball season at home with a split against Madison-Ridgeland Academy Friday.

Lamar lost the first game 14-2. The Raiders came back to win the night cap, 10-2.

In the first game, MRA outhit Lamar 15-3. David Zabinski took the pitching loss. John McRae hit a double and Nathan Harrison added two singles.

The Raiders bounced back to win the second game. Lamar scored seven in the first, one in the third, one in the fourth and one in the sixth.

McRae was the winning pitcher. He went three-for-four to help his own cause. Harrison belted a double and a single and Jon McCormick had two hits.

Lamar plays at MRA today in a single game, starting at 2 p.m.

—Steve Swogetinsky

Lake 16

Pisgah 1

The Lake Hornets improved to 6-4 overall and 2-0 in their division with a convincing victory over Pisgah Friday.

The Hornets scored two in the first, five in the second, two in the third and seven in the fourth. Pisgah’s only run came in the fourth inning.

Sam Wooten was the winning pitcher as he improved to 2-0. Wooten hit a double and two singles to help his own cause.

Zack Edwards had a double and two singles while Heath Street hit a triple and a double.

The Hornets will host Scott Central today at 1 p.m.

—Steve Swogetinsky

Southeast 26

Morton 0

No, this isn’t a football score.

The Tigers smacked 15 hits as they improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in their division.

Tyler McMullen improved to 4-0 with the victory. In three innings, he struck out nine battefs and walked three.

Ryan Gressett had two hits, including a three run homer. Trey Tanner belted a three-run homer and a double, while Addison Swink had a three run homer, two singles, and brought in five runs. Demetric Young had two doubles and three RBIs, while McMullen hit a double.

—Steve Swogetinsky

Heidelberg Aca. 11

Macon Central 4

Heidelberg Academy claimed a victory over Macon Central Friday.

The Rebels had a 10-8 edge at the plate. Colby Moore hit two singles to lead Heidelberg Academy. Derek Beach was the winning pitcher while Jason Sellers took the loss.

—Steve Swogetinsky

Fast pitch

Newton County 13

Forest 0

The Newton County Lady Cougars improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in their division with a victory over Forest Friday afternoon.

Chelsey Vincent was the winning pitcher, improving to 3-0 on the young season as she limited Forest to one hit.

Newton County had two hits. Kasie Buckley drilled a single and brought in two runs to lead Newton County. Ashton Benson had two singles.

—Steve Swogetinsky

Enterprise 12

Taylorsville 2

The Lady Bulldogs banged out 12 hits in their victory over Taylorsville.

Laura Speed was the winning pitcher as Enterprise improves to 5-3.

Baleigh Volking hit a triple and two singles to lead Enterprise. Paige Sheppard added a double and two singles while Morgan Swansey hit two doubles and Haley Brooke Smith smacked two singles.

—Steve Swogetinsky

Prep track

The Meridian High School boys track team placed second overall in the USM Invitational which was held Friday in Hattiesburg.

The Pearl Pirates placed first overall with 93 points, followed by Meridian with 75. Starkville was a distance third with 37 points.

The Wildcats picked up two first place finishes. Jamie Hill won the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 40.55. Also, the 100 meter relay team of Montez Mosley, Brandon Davis, Jeremy Crowell and Hill came in first in their event with a 42.33 finish.

Hill and Crowell finished second and third, respectively, in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Irvin Collins came in third in the triple jump, fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 800 meter run. DeAngelo Gales was a seventh place finisher and competed well in the 800 meter run.

Deshon Dudley earned a fourth place in the 1600 meter run and a fifth place in the 3200 meter run. Andrew Evans finished seventh in the 3200 meter run and competed well in the 1600 meter run. Brandon Davis finished fourth in the 100 meter hurdles.

The 200 meter relay team placed fifth while the 400 meter relay team came in sixth.

Meridian returns to action on March 21 when the Wildcats enter the Hattiesburg High School Invitational.

—Steve Swogetinsky

JUCO Softball

ECCC wins

pair in tourney

The Lady Warriors of East Central improved to 9-2 with a pair of victories in the Pearl River Community College Invitational.

ECCC beat Jones Junior College 4-2 in the first game, and then took a 9-2 win over Gulf Coast in the second contest.

Christy Corley was the winning pitcher in the first game. Loren Kennedy of Union led the way with two singles while Lauren White and Erica Harden each added a double.

In the second game, East Central defeated Gulf Coast. Lindsey Smith was the winning pitcher. White had two hits, including a triple. Kennedy, Erica Hardin and Allison McDaniel added had two hits while Dominique Mapp hit a double.

East Central will play Pearl River at 11 a.m. and Bishop State at 1 p.m. today.

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