PEARL,MS (WDAM)-Petal's baseball program will have to wait until Saturday to see if it will repeat as the Class 6A state champion. The Panthers lose a heartbreaker to Tupelo 4-3, forcing a third and deciding game for the title.
Brandon Smith struck out 12 batters, but his team left 15 batters on base. Petal left the bases loaded twice in the game played at Trustmark Park.
Game 3 is set for Saturday at 4pm.