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PEARL – The Sumrall Bobcats couldn’t find that elusive timely hit in Game 2 of the 4A State Championship series Friday.

PEARL – The Sumrall offense scored seven runs off nine hits Thursday in Game 1 of the 4A State Championship series, but 11 runners left on base came back to haunt the Bobcats.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast it’s all Sumrall baseball, as the Bobcats prepare for the 4A State Championship series this weekend.

SUMRALL – Hunter Barrett found himself at the bottom of a dogpile Tuesday night, and there was no place he’d rather be in that moment.

After resigning as the Southern Miss head softball coach Friday, Wendy Hogue is returning to Petal High School to head the softball program once again. The school board approved the hiring on Tuesday, and she’ll be introduced at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday inside the Petal Football Fieldhouse.

Lady Tornadoes drop Game 1 of third-round series


PURVIS – Simply put, Newton County’s pitcher Shelby Anderson controlled the 4-0 win over Purvis in Game 1 of the third-round series. Anderson threw 14 strikeouts in the complete game shutout, and the Lady Cougars will have two games at their home field to close out the series Saturday.

DIFATTA: Battling the elements for a bird


I was on my first solo turkey hunt in Greene County, near Leakesville, and I had a gobbler coming to my calls. The bird hadn't quite made it to where I sat adjacent a food plot when the weather turned on me.

Sumrall cruises past Pass High in six-inning Game 1


SUMRALL – Sumrall treated the opening game of the Class 4A baseball playoffs like it was just another day at the office.

The Bobcats were all business as the rolled methodically over Pass Christian 10-0 in six innings in the first game of the best-of-three first round series Friday night at Larry Knight Field.

No. 6 Pearl River provides the thunder in sweep of Holmes


POPLARVILLE — No. 6 Pearl River provided the thunder and Mother Nature supplied the lightning Friday as the Wildcats belted four homers en route to a convincing sweep of Holmes at Dub Herring Park. The Wildcats used a seven-run first to run rule HCC 10-0 in Game 1.

Roundup: First Round


The MHSAA high school baseball playoffs began Friday and there were five teams in our coverage area that competed. Six total teams are playing in the postseason, but Oak Grove is the lone team with a bye into the second round.

Below is a recap of area Game 1s:

Purvis 1, St. Stanislaus 1