High School Sports

Prep roundup: Ocean Springs up big before rain halts action at MGM Park

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD 
 Ocean Springs first baseman James Noblin tags out Gulfport's Blake Johnson during the second inning of their game at MGM Park in Biloxi on Thursday March 17, 2016.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Ocean Springs first baseman James Noblin tags out Gulfport's Blake Johnson during the second inning of their game at MGM Park in Biloxi on Thursday March 17, 2016. SUN HERALD

Ocean Springs jumped out to a 9-1 lead on Gulfport midway through the third before heavy rains put a halt to Thursday night's game at MGM Park.

The two teams will resume play at MGM Park at 6 p.m. Saturday.

A nice crowd was in attendance, but heavy rain arrived at the park at around 8 p.m.

Cooper Brune was strong in two innings of work on the mound for Ocean Springs. He allowed three hits, but limited the Admirals to one run on a double by Southern Miss signee Alex Nelms in the bottom of the first.

Ocean Springs jumped on Gulfport starting pitcher Gage Clark early, putting four runs across in the top of the first. The big hit for Ocean Springs in the first was a two-run double to center field by Britt McKay. Taylor Reeves and Drew Windham also knocked in runs in the inning.

Ocean Springs added four runs in the second and one more in the third on an RBI single by Brad Wall.

Ocean Springs had nine runs on eight hits.

"We've been waiting for some offense and to swing the bats like we feel we can," Ocean Springs coach Brian Rea said. "These two divisions on the Coast are so good. We hadn't been hitting, but we've seen some good arms too. When we're clicking, we can put up some runs. It was nice to see early."

Hancock 5, George County 4: Chase Cuevas picked up the win in relief, retiring just one batter. In the bottom of the ninth, Cuevas laid down a safety squeeze, scoring Cameron Necaise for Hancock (6-3, 2-0).

D'Iberville 8, Harrison Central 4: Andrew Bird had three hits, Ocean Gehrmann had two hits and scored three runs to lead the Warriors on Wednesday. Jay Deshong had two RBI. Peyton Warren got the win.

Softball

Harrison Central 10, Pass Christian 1: On Wednesday, Kristen Cade was the winning pitcher going four innings, giving up one hit and striking out five batters for the Red Rebelettes (6-3) on Wednesday. Juli Evans pitched the final three innings, giving up one hit and striking out six batters. Simone McKinney led the offense with two hits.

East Central 8 Moss Point 4: Ilyssa Easton picked up the win for ECHS (6-2, 2-0) and was also 3-for-4 at the plate Wednesday. Casey Duncan hit a double and a two-run homer.

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