LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The South State baseball playoffs began a day early with impending rain around the Pine Belt this weekend. Two area teams opened the semifinals with victories on Wednesday.
Southern Miss signee Dustin Dickerson pitched a complete game in West Jones’ 8-1 win over Pearl River Central. Game two of the class 5A series is set for Thursday at 6 p.m.
Stringer defeated Hamilton 11-1 in five innings of their class 1A South State series. The Red Devils visit Hamilton on Thursday at 6 p.m. in game two.
A number of other local teams open their respective South State series’ on Thursday: Sumrall vs. West Lauderdale (7 p.m.) West Marion vs. Magee (6 p.m.) Taylorsville vs. Madison St. Joe (7:30 p.m.)