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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.

Purvis falls to Greene County


PURVIS – It’s become a free-for-all in Region 7-4A, with one week of region play remaining and four teams contending for two playoff spots.

Southern Miss names McClain new Director of Athletics


Southern Miss has found its new Director of Athletics. Jeremy McClain, who was serving as Troy’s Director of Athletics since September 2015, was announced by Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett Thursday. McClain and his family will be introduced Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Trent Lott Center on campus.

DiFATTA: Word of advice while planning turkey hunting trips


If you love turkey hunting as much as I, here's a piece of advice you might want to stick under your cap, particularly if your season isn't going so well: Listen to what both the weather man and turkey biologists have to say about gobbler activity on any day you intend to hunt.

CLEVELAND: Mississippi State women plan to reload


Limping Chloe Bibby was in Oregon last weekend, supporting her Mississippi State teammates, while continuing the rehab process on her injured knee.

Yes, she said, the knee is coming along fine and will be stronger than ever by next season.

Yes, she said, she can't wait to play again.

No. 4 Pearl River has sweet trip to No. 18 Gulf Coast


PERKINSTON — No. 4 Pearl River extended its regular season success against archrival Gulf Coast to six straight victories Tuesday with a sweep at Ken “Curly” Farris Field. The Wildcats (22-5 overall, 7-3 MACJC) slugged their way to a 6-1 victory over the No.