Monday sports: Trojans dominant Lynx for baseball victory

Southaven advances in 6A baseball playoff action, Lady Jags leads the state’s local women golfers.

Photo: Gagliano Field in Halle Park in Memphis, where Northpoint Christian met Lausanne Collegiate in baseball. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

The Northpoint Christian School baseball team rolled on Monday night, winning a 17-5 TSSAA district game over the Lausanne Collegiate. The game was played at Tony Gagliano Field in Memphis and ended under the 10-run rule after six innings.

Close to a district championship and a first-round bye in the playoffs, the Trojans slugged out 15 hits against the Lynx. After Saturday’s 11-0 win over St. Benedict in five innings in Auburndale, it was the second straight game for the Trojans, last year’s State Division 2-A runners-up, with double-digit runs in a contest that was about to conclude his scheduled seven innings was called out.

Northpoint’s offense put up three or more runs in each inning except in the second inning when Lausanne ended the Trojans’ attack.

Northpoint’s Hudson Brown went 4-for-4 with six RBIs in Monday night’s win. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

“Every inning our boys were just relentless,” said coach Stephen Kirkpatrick. “From one to nine they really had some good bats. We fought really hard, especially with two strikes, and we had some big two-out hits, that’s what you need to get into playoff time.

Lausanne put together a four-run fourth inning, but apart from one run in the second, the Lynx were hidden from the scoreboard all game.

It was a big day on the plate for first baseman/relief pitcher Hudson Brown, who went 4-on-4 in the contest and drove in six carries. Brown doubled twice and also smashed a three.

Conner McKnatt doubled twice and tripled, and James Smith also tripled for the Trojans for a total of seven extra base hits among the 15 pitchers against Lausanne, with starter Aiden Weaver suffering the loss.

Northpoint’s offense backed winning pitcher JB Williams, who hit five over four innings and conceded just one earned run of five, scoring while on the mound.

JB Williams, Northpoint Christian conceded a deserved run and hit five in Monday night’s win over Lausanne Collegiate. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

“That third inning when he hit the side was just huge,” Kirkpatrick said. “JB has been great for us all year and he got off to a really good start tonight.”

Brown pitched the last two scoreless innings and fanned out three.

Northpoint hopes to pin that number one spot in the playoffs when the teams meet again in Northpoint Tuesday night at 7 p.m

“It’s home and we need to come out and play better,” Kirkpatrick said. “We have to play at our level game after game. Our goal is to play at our level.”

SPORT GAUGE DESOTO COUNTY

Monday, April 25th

Prepare for the regular baseball season

Northpoint Christian 17, Lausanne Collegiate 5 (6 innings)

MHSAA 6A Playoffs First Round – Best of Three

Southaven 10, Grenada 7 (Southaven wins series 2-1)

Center Hill at Clinton (ppd. through Tuesday, April 26. Series tied 1-1)

Prepare softball

Northpoint Christian vs Bartlett – cancelled

LADY JAGS LEADS LOCAL GOLFERS AT STATE GIRLS MEETING

After day one of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State Girls Golf Meets, DeSoto Central is the top local school on the team leaderboard and sits in third place.

The Lady Jags shot a 10-over-par score on day one and were eight shots behind Ocean Springs in first place. Hancock is in second place at eight over par, followed by DeSoto Central.

Northwest Rankin and Madison Germantown round out the top five.

Lewisburg is in the hunt with a 37-over-par total on day one, putting the Lady Patriots in eighth place with Brandon. Center Hill ranks 13th, up 51 points on day one.

Hernando is also ranked 19th on the team board on day one.

Avery Weed of Ocean Springs leads 18 holes with a par 66 of 6-unders, four shots better than DeSoto Central’s Erin Donovan of 72-18 of 2-unders. over 84

Avery Savage leads Lewisburg by 17-over to 18, good for 20th place. Reese McNeer leads Center Hill golfers in a three-way tie for 17th at 16-over part 88, and Hernando’s best effort came from Jaylee Jones and Reese Lambert with a 39-over-par 111 score , which put her in 55th place individually.

Play continues Tuesday at the girls’ state golf meet at the Sunkist Country Club course in Biloxi.

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