Prep notebook, March 28

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(2A) Baldwyn 8-2

Buzz: Bearcats moved to 3-0 in division with big 15-3 win at East Union.

(1A) Ingomar 7-6

Buzz: Falcons are winners of 3 of 4, including a division win over previously unbeaten Myrtle.

(3A) North Pontotoc 13-2

Buzz: The Vikings have won nine straight, are 2-0 in division.

(6A) Tupelo 10-2

Buzz: Winners of six straight haven’t allowed more than two runs since Mar. 11.

(1A) Tupelo Christian 4-8

Buzz: Eagles’ record may not look like much against stout non-division, but 2-0, including win over Smithville, in division.

Fast-Pitch Softball

(4A) Amory 8-5

Buzz: The Lady Panthers defeated Corinth 5-1 this week for a huge division win.

(2A) Baldwyn 11-3

Buzz: The Lady Bearcats improved to 3-0 in division play with a 4-1 against Mantachie.

(4A) Itawamba AHS 5-7

Buzz: The Lady Indians started season 1-5, but have been impressive in division play with wins against Corinth and Pontotoc.

(3A) Mooreville 13-2

Buzz: Perry Wilburn’s Lady Troopers continue their march to the postseason. Opened division play with a win against Belmont.

(1A) Smithville 12-2

Buzz: Lady Seminoles beat rival Hamilton 18-9 in their division opener.


Journal’s Fantasy 5

If you were playing Northeast Mississippi Fantasy ball, these are the five boys and girls you would have won with last week.

Compiled by Jeff Roberts, stats taken from games played March 17-22, call-ins to the Journal, and from MaxPreps.


1. JG Lipscomb, Sr., Pitcher, TCPS, 9.2 IP, 18 Ks, 2 BB, Batting: 6 hits, .600 BA, 4 runs, RBI, 3SB, 3XBH.

2. Josh Walden, Sr., Pitcher, Thrasher, 7 IP, 14Ks, 1 BB, Batting: 5 hits, .714 BA, 3 runs, 5 RBI, 4 BB, HR, 3 XBH.

3. Kelton Hall, 8th grader, Pitcher, Ingomar, 4 IP, 9 Ks, 1 BB, Batting: 4 hits, .444 BA, 4 runs, 4 RBI, 3 SB.

4. Colby Graham, Sr., INF, North Pontotoc, 6 hits, .667 BA, 3 runs, 7 RBI, 2 HR, 6 XBH, 2 BB.

5. Chase Bogue, Sr. C, West Union, 3 for 4 with 3 HRs against Hickory Flat.

Fast-Pitch Softball

1. MacKenzie Riley, Sr., OF, Baldwyn, 11 hits, .733 BA, 9 runs, 8 RBI, 4 XBH, 4 BB, 3 SB.

2. Kaitlin Robertson, Sr., OF, North Pontotoc, 7 hits, .539 BA, 8 runs, 6 RBI, 3 XBH, 3 BB, 1 SB.

3. Jorda Waters, Sr., P, Baldwyn, Pitching: 15.2 IP, 3 wins, 19 Ks, Batting: 7 hits, .467 BA, 7 runs, 5 RBI, 3 XBH, 2 BB, 4 SB, HR.

4. Chandler Gates, Jr., INF, North Pontotoc, 7 hits, .500 BA, 5 runs, 9 RBI, 4 XBH, 2 BB, HR.

5. Emily Robinson, So., INF, Lafayette Co, 9 hits, .474 BA, 5 runs, 9 RBI, 7 XBH.


Starkville getting new artificial turf

Starkville High is installing artificial turf for the 2014 football season.

The popular fiber system – Shaw Sports Turf – also has a new HydroChill cooling system, that can lower turf temp by as much as 50 degrees.

“We’re excited about what the Shaw Sports Turf system will provide us,” said athletics director Dr. Stan Miller in a release.

The field will come in more than 40 separate rolls, weighing about 55,000 pounds. The infill will be comprised of nearly 140,000 pounds of sand and about 315,000 pounds of rubber.

Installation will require over 7,000 feet of seaming tape, over 50 one-pound spools of thread, and over 200 pails of adhesive.

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