The Mississippi high school baseball championships begin Wednesday at Trustmark Park in Pearl, and today the MHSAA held a luncheon at the venue.
"You can't beat it. Nothing compares to this facility. This can't get any better for high school kids to be able to play on a field like this. It will be something they will never forget," Oak Grove head coach Chris McCardle said.
Coaches from around the state gathered with members of the media to discuss how their team's got to this point of the season and what it means to compete on the biggest stage.
"This is going to be an awesome experience and environment for our team to play in and our fans to come to a park like this, as beautiful as it is, and play for a state championship. You couldn't ask for anything better," said Purvis head coach Tony Farlow.
"This is a core group that really are good kids and they really like each other and they hang out and they work hard. They're really excited about going back," said Sumrall head coach Larry Knight.