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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.


DiFATTA: Help the environment, take out a feral hog

By PHIL DIFATTA,

A year or two ago my ol' buddy Chip Tatum, aka The Chipster, called to tell me he and some friends had killed a feral sow (that's a wild female hog). He asked if I wanted it, saying the hog would make for some fine eating, and offered to bring it to me. I gladly accepted … because I know wild pork is as tasty as a homegrown pig. .




WCU softball hosts NAIA Opening Round

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the list of 10 host sites for the seventh annual NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, and for the third straight year William Carey University was selected as a host site.



Combined no-hitter, 23 runs help PRCC softball earn playoff berth

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River team has been playing playoff softball unofficially for several weeks. On Sunday, the Lady Wildcats guaranteed they’ll be playing official playoff games next week when they swept Coahoma 9-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings.



St. Martin evens 6A third-round series with Oak Grove

By STAN CALDWELL,

OAK GROVE – This time there was no late-inning magic for Oak Grove. Indeed, there was no magic at all.

With a chance to sweep the Class 6A third round series against St. Martin at home, the Warriors came out flat, as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Warriors 6-2 Friday night at Harry Breland Field.


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