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Prep Roundup: Long Beach, Harrison Central among Game 1 winners

Harrison Central's Amari Ramsey prepares to bunt the ball against Hancock High on April 22, 2015.
Harrison Central's Amari Ramsey prepares to bunt the ball against Hancock High on April 22, 2015. amccoy@sunherald.com File

The Long Beach softball took Game 1 in the Class 5A playoffs, 8-4, over Brookhaven Monday night behind six RBI's from senior Melayna Cruz.

Cruz finished 3-for-4 at the plate with three singles. Savannah Bryant was the winning pitcher for Long Beach (16-12). She threw all seven innings, striking seven and walking one.

Kaitlynn McGoey was 3-for-3 with a triple and Faith Peterson was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Long Beach will travel to Brookhaven for a 5:30 p.m. Game 2 on Tuesday.

Harrison Central 13, St. Martin 2: The Red Rebelettes (26-3) cruised to a Game 1 win on Monday night at St. Martin.

Kristen Cade was the winning pitcher, striking out seven in four innings.

Ashley Arnold hit a three-run home run and Amari Ramsey had a two-run homer for Harrison Central. Desirea Lindsey added a two-run double.

St. Martin will travel to Harrison Central for Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Picayune 14, Wayne County 4: Picayune thumped Wayne County to take Game 1 in the Class 5A softball playoffs. Picayune will travel to Wayne County for Game 2 at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Picayune will travel to Wayne County for Game 2 at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Ethel 12: Resurrection 4: Ethel takes a 1-0 lead in the series and will travel to Resurrection (13-9) for a 4 p.m. start in Game 2. If necessary, Game 3 will follow immediately after.

Brandon 12, Hancock 5: Brandon picked up a Game 1 win at Hancock Monday night. Hancock will travel to Brandon for Game 2 at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Postponement: The East Central-Newton County softball series was pushed back a day and will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Hurley. East Central will travel to Newton County for a 5:30 p.m. game on Wednesday.

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