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Prep Roundup: Ocean Springs nips East Central

East Central softball team played in the Gulf Coast Softball Classic this weekend at the Gulfport Sportsplex.
East Central softball team played in the Gulf Coast Softball Classic this weekend at the Gulfport Sportsplex. Biloxi

Britt McKay’s first-inning RBI double allowed Ocean Springs to beat East Central 1-0 on Friday night in the high school opener for both teams. Conner Brune struck out nine batters to get the win.

Pearl River Central 5, Hancock 4: The Blue Devils won in the Pearl River County tournament on Friday. Junior Blake Craft pitched almost four innings in relief for first career win. Dunhurst, Eli Lee, Josh Kennedy all hit homers. Landon Jordan hit two homers for the Hawks.

Hancock 7, Picayune 4: Bryce Warren got the win, striking out six and also had two hits and an RBI for the Hawks (1-1) at the Pearl River County tournament on Saturday

Harrison Central 5, Long Beach 2: Jordan Harris struck out eight and allowed three hits to get the win for the Red Rebels on Friday. D’Artagnan Hawthrone had two hits and an RBI.

Gulfport 10, Starkville 2: Blake Johnson struck out 11 as the Admirals won their season opener on Friday. Gabe Lacy had two hits. Castor Lee homered.

St. Stanislaus 11, St. Patrick 1: Raegan Corr struck out eight as the Rockachaws won at the St. Stanislaus Tournament on Saturday. Nick Hertz had two hits. Brendan Logan added three RBI, Jack Putnam finished with two RBI.

Bay High sweeps: The Tigers beat FCAHS 5-1 and Lumberton 13-3 on Saturday. Against FCAHS, Cole Brady got the win, allowing three hits. Gage Kiser and Tyler Strong each had two hits. Against Lumberton, Dalton Dore got the win. Addison Goscinski and Nate Wilson each had two hits.

Long Beach 12, Harrison Central 5: Charlie Wescovich and Clayton Maxwell each homered to lead the Bearcats on Saturday. Maxwell and Wescovich had two hits. Maxwell had three RBI. Dylan Bursell had two RBI, Austin Allen added an RBI double and struck out four to get the win.

Softball

Long Beach 4, St. Martin 3: Savannah Bryant tossed a three-hitter and had three hits as Long Beach won in the Gulf Coast Softball Classic on Friday at the Gulfport Sportsplex. Kaitlynn McGoey, Faith Peterson, Allie Dubuisson and Malayna Cruz all had RBI for the Lady Bearcats.

East Central 7, PRC 1: Presleigh Cumbest struck out nine as the Lady Hornets (1-0) won in the Gulf Coast Softball Classic on Friday. Casey Duncan and McKall Holder each had two hits and Hannah Dufault added a pair of RBI.

Long Beach 5, Clinton 3: Savannah Bryant struck out four to get the win for the Lady Bearcats at the Gulf Coast Softball Classic on Saturday. Faith Peterson had three hits and an RBI. Chelsey Reed added an RBI double, Kaitlynn McGoey had an RBI single.

OLA splits: The Lady Crescents beat Moss Point 8-0 at the Gulf Coast Classic on Saturday. Dallas Blaker struck out nine and tossed a two-hitter. Blaker, Morgan Ulrich and Carson Cuevas all had two hits. OLA also lost to Clarkdale 2-1 on Friday.

Here are the other Gulf Coast Classic scores: Ocean Springs 2, North Pike 1, St. Patrick 9, Hancock 6, South Panola 11, West Harrison 4, Harrison Central 7, Lawrence County 1, PRC 3, D’Iberville 0, Petal 7, Ocean Springs 4.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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