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Around the Horn: Week 8

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Welcome to the Around the Horn blog, where our Prep Baseball Mississippi staff will provide readers with scores, game recaps, and highlights from the games that took place throughout the week. In conjunction with our comprehensive in-game coverage throughout the 2024 season, we’ll publish this Around the Horn to keep readers informed on the latest happenings across the state.

We obtain most of our scores by following teams on GameChanger, as well as through MaxPreps and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter at @PrepBaseballMS to keep up with our season-long coverage, as it’s the place where we publish our MHSAA news and notes, from the Around the Horn to the Scout Blog, Player of the Week stories, as well as Power 25 updates.



+ No. 7 Hernando Tigers

We knew Hernando could be a serious contender in the newly developed 7A class based on a talented roster heading into the 2024 season. The Tigers began the year at #5 in the Preseason Power 25 and have been inside the top ten ever since. After a 3 game slide in early March they have won 9 of their last 10 and seem to be ready to finish off the regular season strong and head into the playoffs on mission. A big reason for the success of the Tigers lately has been junior Ole Miss recruit Luke Romine. After an injury ended his 2023 season, Romine is back and making it tough on opposing pitchers, hitting .406 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI’s. With several solid arms, led by another Ole Miss recruit in senior Thomas Mitchell, the Tigers have a balanced attack and could go deep into the 2024 postseason. 

4/2 Hernando vs. Oxford 8-6
4/4 Hernando vs. Oxford 12-0
4/6 Hernando vs. Lewisburg 10-13
4/8 Hernando vs. Lewisburg 16-5

+ No. 19 Madison Central Jaguars

Madison Central has found their way back into the Power 25 recently and has continued to steadily climb the last few weeks as they have moved into the No. 19 spot in the Week 8 Power Rankings. After a pair of big wins over Tupelo this past week and improving to (17-7) overall, the Jaguars have picked up some momentum here lately. Will Jackson and Chase Russell lead the offensive as they are hitting at the .300 mark this spring and have accumulated majority of the run production for the Jaguars offense with 27 RBI's between the two. Russell along with Gavin Parrow have been crucial pieces on the mound for Madison Central this spring, both arms have combined put together 89.1 of the teams 163.1 innings on the bump. Southern Miss recruit, Chase Russell has also held opposing hitters to a 1.66 BAA and has an ERA at 0.993 on the spring with 74 K's in just 49.1 IP. Expect the Jaguars to continue trending in the right direction with a series against Clinton this week.

4/3 Madison Central vs. Tupelo 1-0
4/5 Madison Central vs. Tupelo 5-4


No. 1 Jackson Prep vs. St. Joseph Catholic 7-3
No. 2 Lewisburg vs. No. 7 Hernando 13-10
No. 3 Germantown vs. Northeast Lauderdale 19-7
No. 4 Magnolia Heights vs. St. George's 5-2
No. 5 West Lauderdale vs. Clarkdale 2-1
No. 6 Sumrall vs. Petal 10-4
No. 8 Hartfield Academy vs. Jackson Academy 6-0
No. 9 Northwest Rankin vs. Warren Central 2-1
No. 10 Oak Grove vs. Bay 5-4
No. 11 West Jones vs. No. 24 Pearl River Central 8-2
No. 13 Purvis vs. No. 6 Sumrall 6-5
No. 14 South Jones vs. Brookhaven 9-2
No. 15 Oxford vs. Horn Lake 13-1
No. 16 George County vs. Picayune 10-0
No. 17 East Union vs. Saltillo 7-5
No. 18 Presbyterian Christian vs. MRA 8-6
No. 20 Tupelo vs. No. 23 Kossuth 10-5
No. 21 Northeast Jones vs. Enterprise 7-6
No. 22 Brandon vs. Neville 11-6
No. 23 Kossuth vs. Alcorn Central 6-1
No. 24 Pearl River Central vs. No. 11 West Jones 5-0
No. 25 Grenada vs. Cleveland Central 8-3


Amory vs. Tishomingo County 11-10
Belmont vs. Mantachie 5-2
Corinth vs. Clarksdale 11-0
Itawamba AHS vs. Senatobia 14-6
Petal vs. Meridian 20-4
Desoto Central vs. Southaven 8-6
Hattiesburg vs. Jim Hill 15-5
Pisgah vs. Sebastopol 13-3
MRA vs. Presbyterian Christian 6-5
Harrison Central vs. Ocean Springs 2-0


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