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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.

DIFATTA: Before a day on the water, do much-needed inspections


After a fun-filled day of skiing at Paul B. Johnson State Park a long, long time ago, my friends (both of 'em) and I were headed back to Hattiesburg when a pickup, towing a really nice (as in expensive) ocean-going fishing vessel, blew by us like a rocket and topped the hill. When we reached the top, a frightful sight greeted us.

Pearl River’s Rachal named NJCAA All-American


POPLARVILLE — The post-season honors keep rolling in for Pearl River standout Brandon Rachal (Natchitoches, La.; Natchitoches Central) as the talented sophomore was named a Second Team All-American by the NJCAA on Monday.

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.