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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.

Armstrong, Moore talk NFL Draft selection


HATTIESBURG – Former Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ Tavarius Moore and Cornell, two of the three USM players drafted in last week’s NFL Draft, met with the local media Tuesday afternoon to discuss their selections.

Sumrall drops Game 3 to West Lauderdale Monday


COLLINSVILLE — Coming into the series West Lauderdale had the slight advantage pitching and Sumrall had a slight advantage hitting. 
Behind Hunter Eldridge and the late pitching of Mason Willis, the Knights got past Sumrall 4-2 at Jerry Boatner Field in the decisive Game 3 of the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Playoffs.

PRCC rallies to sweep doubleheader at Holmes


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College got its offense back on track Saturday in sweeping an MACJC doubleheader against Holmes.

The Wildcats made short work of the Bulldogs, rapping out 15 hits in a 16-1 victory in the opener, then scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete the sweep 10-9 at Goodman.

Oak Grove sweeps Pearl


PEARL — All it took for Oak Grove was one big inning.

Behind a three-run fifth inning and the pitching of sophomore Luke Lyon the Warriors got past Pearl 5-1 to sweep the Pirates in the second round of the MHSAA Class 6A Baseball playoffs at Pirate Park on Saturday night.

USM sweeps ODU


NORFOLK, Va. -  For a second consecutive day, Southern Miss’ bats proved relentless, as the Golden Eagles swept their Conference USA road series with a 9-2 win Sunday over Old Dominion.

No. 4 Lady Bobcats advance to state tournament


ELLISVILLE – The fourth-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats are headed back to the state tournament.

JCJC defeated Mississippi Gulf Coast 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field in game two of their best-of-3 MACJC playoff series. Jones won game one on Friday, 5-2.