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HATTIESBURG – Sumrall sophomore Kros Sivley doesn’t like to pitch in cold weather. With the temperature hovering the in the low 50s Monday night, Sivley didn’t show any signs of the weather bothering him.

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss preseason All-American Matt Wallner had some time to kill in the dugout this weekend. A forearm strain held the 6-foot-5 Minnesota native from playing in the outfield and pitching in Southern Miss’ three-game sweep of Purdue.

HATTIESBURG – Junior Brant Blaylock is listed as a right-handed pitcher on Southern Miss’ roster, but he’s yet to make an appearance on the bump through the first two games of the 2019 season.

MERIDIAN – The third time was the charm for the Oak Grove Warriors.

It’s the high school baseball preview on The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast this week. Camal and Andrew break down each of the eight area prep baseball teams, as well as play sound bites from every coach, to help preview the 2019 season.

Report: Hopson to hire offensive coordinator


According to, Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson has found an offensive coordinator. Buster Faulkner, who has spent the last three years at Arkansas State, will take on the role in Hattiesburg.

The hire isn’t official yet, according to a Southern Miss spokesperson.

Pearl River announces 2019 signing class


POPLARVILLE — Pearl River announced the addition of 34 new Wildcats on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day 2019.

The large class checks a lot of boxes and fills plenty of needs after PRCC graduated a number of difference makers in December.

Sumrall’s Landrum, Coleman sign Wednesday


Sumrall’s Solomon Landrum and Nijewel Coleman signed their National Letters of Intent Wednesday, each with a pair of Mississippi junior colleges.

Landrum signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is an opportunity that he says he is grateful for.

DIFATTA: Turkey season is around the corner


With the 2018-19 deer and small game seasons winding down, some south Mississippi hunters are already shifting their attention to other things, like fishing. Me, I'm not quite ready to dust of the ol' fishing tackle.