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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.

WCU sweeps on Senior Day

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

HATTIESBURG – William Carey wrapped up the regular season with a series sweep of Loyola University, defeating the Wolfpack 10-0 in Game 3 Saturday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.



Plumlee's walk-off gives Oak Grove series lead

By STAN CALDWELL,

OAK GROVE – Sometimes it really is better to be lucky than good.

Oak Grove got some lucky breaks when it was needed most and cashed them in for a dramatic 4-3 victory over Harrison Central in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Harry Breland Field.


Southern Miss takes Game 1 over MTSU

By CAMAL PETRO,

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Walker Powell tossed a complete game and the Golden Eagles used a five-run, sixth inning to capture a 7-1 series-opening victory over Middle Tennessee Friday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field.


Lady Tornadoes drop Game 1 of third-round series

By ANDREW ABADIE,

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

By PHIL DIFATTA,

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.





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