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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.

Dominant pitching keys No. 3 JCJC to sweep of No. 4 PRCC


ELLISVILLE – Jones County pitchers combined for 29 strikeouts in 16 innings and only allowed one run to lead the No. 3 Bobcats to a sweep of No. 4 Pearl River here Tuesday at Community Bank Park.

Will Freeman (Semmes, Alabama) tossed a complete-game, six-hitter with 18 strikeouts to lead the Bobcats to a 2-0 win in Game 1.

Sandin earns pair of weekly awards for third time


HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- After striking out 12 batters and allowing only one hit over five innings against Middle Tennessee Saturday evening, Southern Miss junior RHP Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week.

JCJC sweeps Mississippi Delta


ELLISVILLE – No. 5 Jones County ran its winning streak to 12 games with a sweep of Mississippi Delta here Saturday afternoon at Community Bank Park.

Sandlin returns in series sweep of MTSU


HATTIESBURG – After being held out of a start last week at Florida International, and only pitching one inning two weeks ago against Western Kentucky, junior Nick Sandlin returned to the Southern Miss rotation Saturday.

Lumberton, Sacred Heart start 1A postseason play


The past couple of seasons both Sacred Heart and Lumberton were guaranteed a playoff spot because of only four teams in its region. This season, however, each team had to claw its way in, and both have earned spots in the postseason.