STRINGER, MS (WDAM) - The fifth time’s the charm.
In its fifth South State title appearance in eight seasons, Stringer finally punched its ticket to the class 1A state championship with a 12-2 win over Hamilton on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils defeated the Lions in six innings by run-rule thanks to Jackson Parker’s two-run single off the left field wall. The freshman hit two, two-run homers earlier in the game.
“For this community, they’re behind these guys,” said Stringer head coach Wade Weathers. “It’s huge for us. We’ve been waiting on it and we’ve got the team to go compete for it. It’s a credit to all these guys who worked their tail off all year.”
Stringer seeks its fifth state championship when it battles Smithville in game one on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Pearl.
The Red Devils previously won the state title in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996.