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HATTIESBURG – Oak Grove senior Lekera Hughes wasn’t sure if she was going to play in the second-round matchup with Brandon Friday night. She wanted to, but it was still an unknown.

It’s baseball season, and time of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast Baseball Preview show. To piggyback off the Baseball Preview Magazine, which will be released late next week, sports editor Camal Petro brings content that won’t be in the magazine.

On Saturday, the Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders celebrated their third straight 1A/2A/3A State Championship, and the fifth title in school history. The feeling of raising the Golden Ball at the end of the soccer season could get repetitive.

That’s not the case, however.

SUMRALL – Monday night was a welcoming sight for Sumrall coach Larry Knight.

HATTIESBURG –Southern Miss pitching coach Chris Ostrander has quite a few options in the bullpen to go to this season, but freshman Jacob Weirich became the first Golden Eagle to appear in multiple games on the opening weekend.


Stinson scores 12 in WCU win

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

BLUE MOUNTAIN – William Carey women's basketball spoiled senior day for Blue Mountain College, as it routed the Lady Toppers, 64-40 in SSAC action on Saturday afternoon.



Crusaders drop State Championship to St. Joe

By CAMAL PETRO,

RIDGELAND – Sacred Heart coach Joe Falla used one word when asked what his team was missing in Saturday’s 4-2 State Championship loss to St. Joseph – effort. In the Boys’ 1A/2A/3A State Championship, the Bruins scored two first-half goals, then added two more in the second to keep Sacred Heart at-bay and claim the title.


Southern Miss sweeps Mississippi State

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Six Southern Miss pitchers limited Mississippi State to three singles Sunday as the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles swept the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs with a 5-2 victory Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.


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