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Joe Gray’s dream of becoming a professional baseball player has come true. The former Hattiesburg star and two-time PineBeltSPORTS Player of the Year flew to Milwaukee Thursday and signed his pro deal with the Brewers on Friday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Lumberton head coach Zach Jones joins the show to talk everything Lumberton. He touches on how summer is going, last year’s disappointing finish and the popular misconception of Lumberton schools shutting its doors for good.

Entering his fourth season as the head coach of his hometown team, Lumberton’s Zach Jones has never had a problem finding a running back to tote the ball.

This part of the country is known as an untapped well for the recruitment of high school boy’s soccer players. There are just not many opportunities to go around.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro kicks off the summer high school football coverage with Oak Grove and a conversation with Mississippi State commit and Warriors’ defensive end, Jack Harris.

JCJC Lady Bobcats claim national softball championship

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

CLINTON – Jones County Junior College had finished runner-up three times in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

But the fourth time was the charm for the Lady Bobcats.

JCJC crushed Phoenix College (Arizona) 18-2 in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Traceway Park.





Southern Miss drops series to Louisiana Tech

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss will have to wait another weekend for another opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Conference USA baseball crown.

Louisiana Tech jumped out early and the Golden Eagles never were able to catch up in falling 8-3 Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.



USM baseball adds three during spring signing period

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Thursday the addition of three players during the spring signing period for the 2019 season, right-handed pitcher Aaron Ginn (Wakulla, Fla.) of Pensacola State College, outfielder Hunter LeBlanc (Luling, La.) of Hahnville High School and infielder/outfielder Fisher Norris (Seminar



PCS track claims State Championship

By CAMAL PETRO,

JACKSON – PCS had a record-setting weekend at the MAIS Overall State Track and Field Championships in Jackson. Last week’s 198 total points was the most scored by a PCS track and field team, and it was nearly 50 points better than second-place Jackson Prep’s 148 points.


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