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Baseball roundup: Natchez High School cruises to win over Port Gibson


PORT GIBSON — Kelvin Jones, R. Myles and Lionell Minor each hit home runs for Natchez High School as the Bulldogs cruised to a 16-2 victory over the Port Gibson High School Blue Waves in just four innings Saturday afternoon.

Surprisingly, that was the only base hit for any of them in this match-up. Lionell Minor drove in three runs, was walked twice, and scored three times. Jones had two RBIs, scored one run, and was walked once.

Paul Hargrave had an extra-base hit of his own with a double, yet that was his only base hit of the game. He did, however, have three RBIs and scored one run.

Natchez High scored three runs in the top of the first inning and that was all the run support that eighth-grader Trylon Minor would need. But the Bulldogs gave him a lot more run support when they scored nine runs in the top of the second inning for a 12-0 lead.

Trylon Minor allowed two runs, none of them earned, on five hits with six strikeouts, only one walk, and one hit batter in four innings to earn the win on the mound.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the top of the third inning for a 14-0 advantage before Port Gibson scored two runs in the bottom of the third. That would be the only offense for the Blue Waves.

Natchez High would eventually run-rule Port Gibson after plating two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Zehalin Cornett went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Roderick Simpson was 2-for-3 and Travon Henry was 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Natchez High (6-5) hosts MHSAA Region 6-5A foe Wingfield High School for a varsity doubleheader at Chester Willis Field on Tuesday, April 2 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Franklin County 11, Amite County 1 (6 innings; Fri. night)

BUDE — Trent Tindle scattered six hits and struck out eight batters in six innings while Wyatt Brumfield hit two triples to lead the Franklin County High School Bulldogs to an 11-1 win over the Amite County High School Trojans in six innings Friday night.

Tindle pitched five straight scoreless innings before Amite County scored its only run of the game, an unearned one at that, in the top of the sixth inning. Tindle walked just one batter in the contest.

Franklin County (6-5) scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning off Trojans starting pitcher Javante Bonds, but he settled down and kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard over the next three innings. The problem for Bonds was he got no run support.

The Bulldogs finally got to him in the final two innings of the game. They struck four three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and four runs in the bottom of the sixth to run-rule the Trojans.

Brumfield went 2-for-4 with the two three-baggers, three runs batted in, and three runs scored. Samuel Cowart was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Braden Whitehead was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Garrett Smith had a double.

Derick Cosby had a double and Anthony Maxwell was 2-for-2 to lead Amite County at the plate.

Centreville takes 5-2 win over Bulldogs

CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Academy Tigers held on for a 5-2 win over the Christian Collegiate Academy Bulldogs out of Gulfport Friday afternoon in an MAIS District 4-AA game. No other information on the game was available.

Centreville Academy (N/A, 2-0) plays host to district rival Amite School Center on Tuesday, April 2 with the junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.