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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.


No. 2 Bobcats swept by No. 20 MCC; will host playoff series

By FROM JCJC,

MERIDIAN – No. 2 Jones County could not come up with a win here Sunday afternoon at Scaggs Field vs. No. 20 Meridian.

The Eagles beat the Bobcats 16-8 in seven innings in game one, snapping an 18-game JCJC winning streak. In game two, MCC scored three runs in its final at-bat and beat Jones, 13-12 in eight innings.


USM baseball honored with two weekly awards

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss had two of its baseball players honored Monday as junior third baseman Luke Reynolds garnered the Conference USA Hitter of the Week award, while junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin collected a National Player of the Week nod by the publication Collegiate Baseball.


Carey claims SSAC Title

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

DECATUR, Ala. – No. 18 William Carey (Miss.) defeated #9 Mobile (Ala.) 3-0 in a winner-take-all championship game at the 2018 SSAC Softball Championship, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.

Earlier in the day the Rams forced the deciding game as they defeated WCU, 3-0.




USM sweeps UAB

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

BIRMINGHAM -- No. 13 Southern Miss finished off its third consecutive sweep of a three-game Conference USA baseball series with a 9-4 win over UAB Sunday at Young Memorial Field.


Eddie Brescher named USM men's golf coach

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced the hiring of Eddie Brescher as Men’s Golf coach Friday afternoon.

Brescher, most recently the Southern Miss interim Women’s Golf coach during the spring season, takes over for coach Jerry Weeks, who recently retired following 12 years at the helm of the program.



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