When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.
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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.
Pickings will be slim where the New Orleans Saints are concerned in the NFL Draft that begins with the first round Thursday in Nashville.
HATTIESBURG – Cole Donaldson’s two-out double off the wall just right of center field capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night that lifted Southern Miss to a 7-6 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.
POPLARVILLE — Tim Hatten hasn’t been on the Dobie Holden Stadium sideline in years, but all it took was a couple strides onto Pearl River’s hallowed ground for the moments that made him a revolutionary force in junior college football to come rushing back.
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.
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.
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