High School Sports

Prep roundup: Ocean Springs, St. Patrick earn convincing wins

Ocean Springs pitcher Kylie Taylor throws against George County during the first inning of their game at Jack B. Hughes Field in Ocean Springs on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Taylor hit a two-run homer Tuesday against Hancock.
Ocean Springs pitcher Kylie Taylor throws against George County during the first inning of their game at Jack B. Hughes Field in Ocean Springs on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Taylor hit a two-run homer Tuesday against Hancock. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com file

Ocean Springs opened the second round of the MHSAA Class 6A playoffs with a 10-4 win at Hancock. Pitcher Kylie Taylor hit a two-run homer and catcher Fallon Groves added a round-tripper of her own to power the Greyhounds.

St. Patrick 13, Franklin County 0 (6 inn.): Anna D’Aquilla and Marissa Hanley paced St. Patrick with three hits each. Raven Blackwell, Morgan McCrea and Anna Grace Castanedo added two hits each. D’Aquilla also struck out eight, one hit for the win.

Harrison Central 11, George County 0 (5 inn.): Kristen Cade was dialed in Tuesday, striking out nine while allowing just one hit in a complete-game effort. Her twin, Kayla Cade, led HCHS (24-3) with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs. Zharia Richardson added a single, double and three RBIs and Amari Ramsey collected two hits and two RBIs. Ashley Terwilliger and Saijha Richardson both recorded two hits and one RBI apiece.

Stone 6, Wayne County 4: Makinna Crosby was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. Tia Fairley was 1-for-3 with a triple and RBI. Lacey Cuevas was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Cameron Jones added a double and RBI. Macy Spiers earned the win and Katie Barnes picked up the save.

Brandon 4, Gulfport 2: Cat Burns led GHS on Tuesday with two singles and an RBI.

Picayune 5, West Harrison 1: Megan Dudenhefer struck out three in the complete-game win. She also had multiple hits. Marissa “Poppy” McDonald led Picayune with a double, single and two RBIs. Madyson Turnage and Alyssa Pinero both had one hit.

North Pike 8, Pass Christian 7: Morgan Funderburk hit a two-run homer. Amber Funderburk was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Brianna Smith, Brooke Roache and Taylor Necaise each had hits. Amber Funderburk also struck out four in the pitcher’s circle.

Salem 10, Resurrection 9: Daja Cowan had four RBIs, including a three-run homer for the Lady Eagles. Gia McElroy had two hits and pair of RBIs, as well as striking out five in the loss.

Other scores: Purvis 4, East Central 0; Petal 4, St. Martin 3

Tennis

Vancleave moves on: Vancleave defeated Florence 6-1 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A tennis playoffs Tuesday.

Mason Chelette won boys singles over Cameron Courtney (6-2, 6-2); Sophie Endt won girls singles over Kadi Maxwell (7-5, 6-3); Drew Sumrall and Wade Taliancich won No. 1 boys doubles over Rhy Eliza and Dominick Donaldson (6-2, 7-5); William Murphy and Hiram Havard won No. 2 boys doubles over Mason Freeman and Austin Brock (6-2, 6-0); Delaney Moran and Stori Endt won No. 1 girls doubles over Caroline Lawrence and Chasity Snyder (6-0, 6-0); Alexis Bertagnolli and Ashleigh Chelette won No. 2 girls doubles over Maddie Cox and Raegan West (6-1, 6-2); and Cody Courtney and Lizzie Williams won the mixed doubles point over Luke Langlinais and Madison Ely (7-5, 7-5).

Golf

D’Iberville wins again: Hannah Levi paced all golfers with a 68 on Tuesday as D’Iberville’s girls golf team won the Region 7, District 7 Tournament at Shell Landing Golf Club. DHS shot a 167, followed by St. Martin (193), Ocean Springs (203) and George County (226). St. Martin’s Lindsey Wescovich had the day’s second-best score with a 90.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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