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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg girls basketball coach Caronica Jackson joins the show to talk all things State Championship. Her Lady Tigers claimed the 5A State Title last Friday, and she goes into detail about everything from that night.

PETAL – For a brief moment, Petal’s sophomore catcher Matt Mercer was in the doghouse. The keyword – brief.

HATTIESBURG – Hattiesburg senior A.J. Stinson saved his best outing of the season for a good time.

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss starting pitcher Stevie Powers hurled a gem Saturday in Game 2 of the series against Georgia Southern. He didn’t earn the win after throwing 6.1 innings of six-hit ball, but the Golden Eagles did, and that’s all the matters to him.

JACKSON – The ghosts of past state championship losses almost haunted the Hattiesburg Lady Tigers Friday night inside the Mississippi Coliseum, but sophomore Chelsea Ulmer wanted none of it.

Lady Bobcats sweep No. 10 East Central to open MACJC play


ELLISVILLE – The 2nd-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats opened MACJC play in impressive fashion Wednesday.

The Lady Bobcats defeated No. 10 East Central 2-1 in game one and followed that up with a 9-1, six-inning victory in game two here at Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field.

PRCC Wildcats advance to state finals in OT thriller


SENATOBIA – Brandon Cranford has one specific duty for the Pearl River Community College men’s basketball team: To take and make 3-point shots.

Wednesday in the semifinals of the MACJC State Tournament against Holmes, Cranford shook off a poor shooting game at the best possible time.

USM baseball defeats UNO 9-7


NEW ORLEANS – LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds each collected two hits and also drove in a pair of runs, while Jarod Wright added four solid shutout innings of relief as No. 13 Southern Miss defeated New Orleans 9-7 Tuesday night at First NBC Ballpark.

Top-ranked Bobcats split at Shelton St. (Alabama)


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Top-ranked Jones County broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the eighth inning and defeated Shelton St. (Alabama) 5-2 in Game 2 of a doubleheader here Tuesday afternoon.

The Bucs rallied for a 5-4 victory in game one.

JCJC is now 9-1 on the season and will host Illinois Central in a 3 p.m. Friday doubleheader.