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.
The Golden Eagles took a hit from UAB on Saturday, falling to the Blazers 13-10 and dropping their third straight Conference USA series.However, junior Matt Wallner provided some momentum in the ninth inning that USM hopes carries over to Wednesday’s C-USA tournament.
The Pearl River Wildcats return to the NJCAA World Series for the first time since 2004 after winning the Region 23 Tournament in Fulton.The No. 6 Wildcats dominated No. 1 LSU-Eunice 11-2 on Saturday to claim the region crown.
In its first state championship appearance since 1996, Stringer loses a close game-one contest to Smithville 4-2.The Red Devils scratched two runs across in the top of the first inning but would not score again as the Seminoles take a 1-0 lead in the 1A state title series.
Sumrall was on the verge of taking a 1-0 series lead in the 4A state championship, until New Hope scored six runs in the final three innings to grab an 8-7 walk-off win.The Bobcats led 7-2 through four innings before the Trojans scored six unanswered runs.