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.
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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.
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.
SUMRALL – Former Mississippi State Bulldogs and Sumrall Bobcats standout Jordan Thomas was the only NFL player at Sumrall’s baseball playoff game Saturday night. He, of course, was celebrating his selection in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.
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.
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.