The Oak Grove High School baseball field, which is undergoing a renovation, got a boost Monday night when Lamar County School District board members voted 3-2 to approve installation of sod at the field at a cost of $37,654.50 from Cagle Sod Farm.
Oak Grove Warriors
Oak Grove started the season looking a little rusty but came through with a tough win, 43-28, against Wayne County Friday night.
The Warriors had an up-and-down night but managed to stay consistent on both defensive and offensive sides of the ball.
The Oak Grove Warriors still have the taste of a missed state championship season left over from last year. Even though a lot of key players have moved on to college, the Warriors still have a good nucleus of game-time experience to lead this team back to playoff contention.
When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.
The new turf is the result of a $1.5 million Warrior Club Oak Grove Capital Improvement campaign that’s been five months in the making.
Oak Grove’s offense spearheaded its state championship appearance last season, which was led by quarterback John Rhys Plumlee.
There will be two major differences when Oak Grove takes the field this fall. While there are a number of key returners to the team this season, the Warriors will have a new quarterback in the backfield for the first time in three years and Warriors Field will also get a facelift with new synthetic turf.
HATTIESBURG – After enjoying four seasons of playing collegiate baseball for his hometown team, Southern Miss relief pitcher J.C. Keys takes the next step of his baseball journey tonight after signing with the Cincinnati Reds late last week.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, we touch on the MLB Draft, the Baton Rouge Regional and the PineBeltSPORTS high school baseball All-Area Team.