Albert Pujols watches his 500th career home run, which came against Washington's Taylor Jordan in the fifth inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By Howard Fendrich AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON – Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the milestone. He didn’t give her the […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal PEARL – Ole Miss banged out 20 hits in a decisive Game 3 win against Mississippi State earlier this month, but the Rebels struggled against MSU left-handers Tuesday night. MSU first baseman Wes Rea had an error to start a two-run Ole Miss sixth but doubled home two runs in […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal PEARL – As a native of Gulfport, Mississippi State first baseman Wes Rea couldn’t help but smile holding the most valuable player trophy from Tuesday night’s Governor’s Cup. Rea went 2-for-4 with a double, drove in two and scored one himself against Ole Miss in the Bulldogs 8-3 victory. “It […]

TUPELO Times, they have changed. Twitter has changed the way sports journalists operate. Popular mobile apps have changed stat taking. Change happens. We adapt. Well, most of us. Enter MaxPreps, a national website that allows high schools to post their rosters, results and statistics. If coaches want to, that is. “We ask schools to participate […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Every week is important during the division schedules of the junior college baseball season. This week trumps all the rest for the Northeast Tigers. Two doubleheaders remain in North Division play for the Tigers. Win all four games, and the Tigers claim the North Division title, and the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Pontotoc had to have a win to make the Class 4A playoffs. Amory had seven full innings to play. The Lady Panthers, already locked in the top spot thanks to an loss by Itawamba AHS earlier Tuesday night, beat Pontotoc 4-3 with a seventh-inning rally. It ended the […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – There’s no reason to believe today’s MHSAA Class 6A state semifinals tennis match between Tupelo and Madison Central will be anything but close. The teams have played twice this season and have split – both winning by scores of 4-3. The third match, played today in Madison, will […]

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Tupelo pitcher Hudson Roy struck out seven, and he also had three hits at the plate against Southaven on Tuesday.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Ty Wheeler struck out in his first two at-bats Tuesday. The Tupelo first baseman’s final trip to the plate ended a whole lot better – a game tying, two-out single in the seventh inning of a 7-6 comeback win by the Golden Wave against visiting Southaven. “I was […]