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Hattiesburg Mayor and State Auditor make friendly baseball wager

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and State Auditor Shad White have joined in on the fun to support their alma maters.
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 6:48 PM CDT
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The excitement for the Super Regional Tournament is finally here, and two officials are placing a friendly wager on the series games.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and State Auditor Shad White have joined in on the fun to support their alma maters.

Shad White, an Ole Miss grad, is looking forward to the games, but also hoping to hear Mayor Barker say #LaneTrain.

Mayor Barker, on the other hand, is hoping the Golden Eagles will defeat the Rebels. In fact, he’s hoping his friend Shad White will be saying Southern Miss To The Top (#ToTheTop, #SMTTT).

Mayor Barker says, “Coach Berry’s been an incredible leader for this team. I think this team has a character and a work ethic and a never say die attitude that’s so indicative of Southern Miss, that Southern Miss grit and perseverance. I think they can compete with anyone, and I’m just so proud of the players and coaches. I’m proud of the city (for) showing up for them, and I hope this is our year.”

The Twitter wager will be decided this weekend, so stay tuned to see if we’ll hear Shad White say Southern Miss To The Top.

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