Baseball State Championships Recap

Baseball State Championships Recap

PEARL, Miss. (WDAM) - The high school baseball season concluded Saturday at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

The Taylorsville Tartars fell to Calhoun City 14-4 in an all-deciding game three in the class 2A state championship. Taylorsville’s season ends at 27-11 and a South State title for the first time since 2014.

"These seniors mean the world to me,” said Taylorsville head coach Dusty Hillman. “They've all been with me since the 8th grade. I can't say enough about them. They're great kids, they've always done everything that I've asked them to do. For them to come up short, it kills me. It just happens like that sometimes."

Sumrall’s bid for a sixth state championship came up short in a 4-0 loss to New Hope on Friday night. The Bobcats (32-8) were making their first appearance in the class 4A state title.

"We felt like we had the group to do it this year,” said Sumrall head coach Larry Knight. “Of course, it's never easy in 4A south and this week's been tough. But very, very proud of the fact that our guys got us back here and gave us a chance."

A seventh-inning solo home run by Smithville lifted the Seminoles past Stringer 1-0 on Friday in the class 1A state championship.

The Red Devils (25-12) made it to state for the first time in 23 years.

“The first Stringer team in 23 years, so that’s pretty cool,” said Stringer head coach Wade Weathers. “It was neat to get to this spot. I felt like we had the team that could get it done. Today we just didn’t get the hit when we needed it the whole day. That’s just baseball. Their guy, credit to him, he threw pretty well.”

Copyright 2019 WDAM. All rights reserved.