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BILOXI – When Southern Miss was on offense, Gabe Shepard spent the half inning in the tunnel with water cooling off by a fan. While he was on the mound, he delivered the heat to the Rice batters.

BILOXI – In the 24 hours between Southern Miss’ walk-off win over Rice Wednesday and first pitch against Marshall Thursday, the Southern Miss bats didn’t cool down in the South Mississippi heat.

BILOXI – It’s only fitting Southern Miss’ home run king stepped up to the plate one swing away from winning a first-round game in the Conference USA Tournament.

Some say “magic mustards” and some use “championship golds,” but one thing is for sure, there is something special about those all-gold jerseys Pearl River donned Saturday afternoon.

FULTON — When No. 6 Pearl River packed for Fulton and the Region XXIII Tournament, the Wildcats made sure to bring an extra box — containing “championship gold” uniforms.

Wallner Named C-USA Hitter of the Week


A day after breaking the school career record for home runs, junior Matt Wallner (Forest Lake, Minn.) added another honor to his long list of accolades during his three years at Southern Miss.

CLEVELAND: Mangum would be a lock to win Ferriss Trophy any other year


Mississippi State's irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases. As a centerfielder, he uses sprinter's speed to catch balls others can't reach. He turns triples into outs. He is the heart and soul of a team that has won 42 games while losing 10.

PETRO: My Sumrall jinx is over... finally


I have no idea what Sumrall playing in a state championship looks like. That sounds pretty crazy considering the Bobcats have played for seven state titles since 2008, winning five of those. But they haven’t played for one since I arrived in Hattiesburg nearly four years ago.

West Lauderdale forces Game 3 with Sumrall in 4A South State


COLLINSVILLE – It’ll all come down to Tuesday night in Sumrall for the chance to play for a state championship.

Trailing the 4A South State series 1-0 to the Bobcats, West Lauderdale forced a decisive Game 3 with a 10-0, six-inning win Monday night at Jerry Boatner Field.