Purvis High School wins Class 4A state baseball championship

Purvis High School wins Class 4A state baseball crown
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 8:07 PM CDT
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PEARL, Miss. (WDAM) - Neither Mother Nature nor West Lauderdale High could keep the Purvis High School baseball team from its appointed rounds with destiny.

It took a little longer than originally scheduled, but the Tornadoes pulled off a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Knights Friday to capture the Class 4A state baseball championship at Trustmark Park.

For Purvis (32-6), it marked the school’s fourth state baseball crown.

Joseph Parker, who was named tournament Most Outstanding Player, drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly that scored David Walker.

Walker had both of the Tornadoes’ hits Friday.

The Tornadoes swept the best-of-three series, but both wins went extra innings.

Purvis won 3-1 in eight innings Wednesday night.

Friday, a 30 minute rain delay helped push the game from the afternoon into the evening, an outcome finally decided in the third extra inning of the game.

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