Neshoba Central blows out Wayne County for 5A Title

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- One day after a dramatic comeback win over Wayne County in game one of the 5A championship series, Neshoba Central left no doubt in game two against the War Eagles.

The Rockets poured in 17 runs in a five-inning run rule victory to seal another championship victory, the seventh consecutive fast-pitch title for Neshoba Central. Trae Embry's team has won both fast-pitch and slow-pitch championships every year since 2012.

NC jumped on Wayne County early in game two, scoring three runs in the first inning before the War Eagles recorded the first out of the game. They would put together another big inning in the third, with Alexus Lathem hits a two-run single, followed by several Wayne County errors to push Neshoba's lead to 9-0.

In the fifth, the Rockets would seal the game with their biggest inning of the afternoon, scoring eight runs to extend the advantage to 17-1. Aspen Wesley would come out to pitch her final inning of high school softball in the bottom of the inning, closing out her career with a 1-2-3 inning to give Neshoba Central the 2019 5A Championship.

Rockets end the 2019 season with a record of 33-3.