High School Sports

Prep Roundup: St. Patrick beats Southeast Lauderdale in 3A softball playoffs

 Elizabeth Zorich, St. Patrick.
ST. PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL Elizabeth Zorich, St. Patrick.

Elizabeth Zorich hit a two-run homer in Game 3 as St. Patrick defeated Southeast Lauderdale 11-1 Wednesday in the Class 3A State Fastpitch softball quarterfinals.

The Lady Irish (28-2) will face Philadelphia in the 3A South State Finals. Zorich finished with two hits in Game 3. In the second game, Zorich had three hits, scored three times and had an RBI as St. Patrick won 9-8 on Wednesday. Anna D'Aquilla was the winning pitcher in both games for St. Patrick. The Lady Irish lost Game 1 3-1 on Tuesday.

Newton County sweeps Poplarville: The Lady Cougars scored six fifth inning runs to complete a sweep over Poplarville (17-5) on Wednesday, winning 14-6. Newton County led 5-3 in the fourth until its fifth-inning explosion put the game away. Kaley Lambert had an RBI single for Poplarville. Newton County won Game 1 10-3 on Tuesday at home.