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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.

Bobcats blitz Mississippi Delta

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College was solid all the way around in gaining its first victory of the season Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium-Sim Cooley Field.


Wildcats come up short

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – No. 5 Northwest Mississippi was every bit as good as its ranking Thursday night as the Rangers dominated Pearl River 34-21 in MACJC football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.

PRCC (1-1) fell behind 27-0 in the second quarter and never recovered; Northwest is 1-0 after its first completed game of the year.


WATCH: Highlights from Southern Miss-Kentucky Week 1

By CAMAL PETRO,

Watch Southern Miss football highlights from its 24-17 loss to Kentucky from Saturday, Sept. 2. 

The conference has provided more than seven minutes of footage from the game. 

Southern Miss will host Southern (La.) Saturday at 6 p.m.


Lumberton looks to bounce back Friday after last week's loss

By CAMAL PETRO,

LUMBERTON – The Panthers had their chances to preserve their perfect record last week against Heidelberg, but a fumbled snap with less than two minutes was a big difference in the ballgame.

The loss hurts the win-loss column, sure, but in reality, it might benefit the team moving forward.


Petal, Laurel set for showdown

By CAMAL PETRO,

LAUREL – When asked, Petal coach Marcus Boyles said last year’s loss to Laurel isn’t lost on his mind, and he’s not afraid to remind his team of the 30-28 loss to the Golden Tornadoes as they prepare for the rematch this week.

There are a couple of take-a-ways from the loss he wants to remind his team about.


Sumrall 'not in position' to judge opponent's record

By CAMAL PETRO,

ENTERPRISE – So far, the switch for the Sumrall offense has worked out well. After the Week 1 loss to South Jones with the Wing-T offense, the Bobcats have won back-to-back games with junior Billy Garrity at quarterback with a more traditional style of offense.

With only two games under his belt, Garrity will only get better, too.


JCJC tries to bounce back after loss

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College did a lot of things right against No. 2 East Mississippi in last week’s season opener.

But the Lions rallied from a 28-14, third quarter deficit and beat the Bobcats, 47-34.


PRCC back to work after win

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – The biggest task facing the football coaching staff at Pearl River Community College this week may be getting the players back down to earth.



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