Prep baseball roundup: Warren Central, St. Aloysius suffer league losses; Tallulah Rolls – The Vicksburg Post
Warren Central moved its region opening a day to avoid bad weather, but still encountered a storm.
Andrew Arrant had 10 strikeouts while throwing a two-hit shutout, and Pearl knocked out Warren Central 8-0 on Monday in MHSAA’s 6-6A Region baseball opener for both teams.
John Mark Grissom drove in three runs for Pearl (7-6, 1-0 Region 6-6A), including two with a single on a six-run rally in the third inning. Arrant scored another run with a bunt single and Garrett Moore hit an RBI double.
The Pirates added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings and rode Arrant’s arm to victory. He walked just one batter and hit another while dropping singles to Braxton McCurley in the first inning and Preston Lynch in the second. Arrant has struck out 16 of the last 17 batters he has faced.
Brooks Willoughby started on the mound for Warren Central (6-6, 0-1) and pitched five innings. He allowed seven runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out eight.
Warren Central and Pearl will play again Friday at 7 p.m. at Warren Central.
Central Hinds 5, St. Aloysius 3
Ryan Etheridge threw a steady stream of trouble, and Central Hinds turned a torrent of walks and passed balls into a win over St. Aloysius.
Etheridge had seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings for Central Hinds. He walked two batters and allowed three runs, while allowing 11 hits.
Graham Thomas got the last two outs for a stoppage.
Central Hinds scored three runs on passed balls. His batters walked nine times in the game. All five runners who scored reached base via a step.
Brady Price hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to give Central Hinds a 5-1 lead, and the two insurance runs proved to be the difference.
St. Al (4-9, 0-4 BUT District 3-5A) picked up a run late in the sixth on an RBI double from Carter Magee, and another in the seventh on a Carson Smith single and an error on the play The Flashes tied on base with just one out, but John David Liggett swung out to right field and a runner was doubled-first to end the game.
Magee went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored for St. Al. Smith also had two hits and Barrett Shows had an RBI single in the third inning.
Adam Francisco pitched five innings for St. Al and walked six batters, but also had nine strikeouts.
St. Al and Central Hinds will play Raymond again on Friday, in a varsity doubleheader starting at 4 p.m.
Tallulah Academy 10, Prairie View 3
Davis Black homered, Todd Etheridge went 3-for-4 with a pair of triples and three RBIs, and Tallulah Academy (6-8, 1-0 BUT District 5-1A) snapped a losing skid of two games hijacking Prairie View Academy on Monday.
Hayes Hopkins broke a tie at 3 in the fifth inning with an RBI single. The Trojans then scored four times in the sixth inning as Etheridge hit a homerun triple and scored on another base that Hopkins hit.
Black’s home run inside the park made it 9-3 in the seventh, and the Trojans added another insurance run later in the inning.
Hopkins was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and also pitched six innings. He allowed three runs, all in the first inning, and had six strikeouts.
Vicksburg v Forest Hill
Due to the weather forecast for Tuesday, Vicksburg High’s baseball game against Forest Hill has been rescheduled for Thursday. Teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. at Vicksburg’s Showers Field.
Friday’s match at Forest Hill has been canceled and will be played as part of the doubleheader on Thursday.