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Pete Taylor Park and Hill Denson Field may have a different surface come the 2020 season. Southern Miss was forced to make numerous schedule changes this season due to weather and field conditions, so it has forced Southern Miss coach Scott Berry to look for a solution.

HATTIESBURG – For the second time in three years, Southern Miss outfielder Matt Wallner (Forest Lake, Minn.) earned All-America honors, Monday, by the publication Baseball America.

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.

Former Hattiesburg High star Dexter Jordan took a gamble.

That gamble paid off last Wednesday as the Houston Astros selected Jordan in the 16th round of the MLB Draft.

“I don’t really have a feeling right now,” Jordan said moments after his selection. “I’m exited for myself.”

Senior Graham Crawford was a major piece to the puzzle for the Sumrall Bobcats this season.




Wallner Named C-USA Hitter of the Week

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

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

By RICK CLEVELAND,

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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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

By CAMAL PETRO,

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.



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