High School Baseball Finals At A Glance

By Brandon Speck/NEMS Daily Journal

Class 2A
East Union vs. Taylorsville
Game 1 – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday
Game 2 – 10:30 a.m., Friday
Game 3 – if neccesary, TBA

East Union (22-14)
Leaders
Cody Bo Dillard .419 avg., 20-20 steals, 8-4 record, 1.16 ERA
Trey Barkley .400 avg., 27 RBI
Tray Davis .373 avg., 39 RBI
Austin Sanders 8-3 record, 2.15 ERA

Taylorsville (28-4)
Leaders
Brody Bray .391 avg., 11 2B, 28 RBI
Carr McMorris .352 avg., 18 RBI
Mason Sam Walley .343 avg., 7 HR, 35 RBI, 9-2 record, 2.08 ERA
Jordan Hayes 8-0 record, 1.17 ERA

Series Notes: East Union is making its first state appearance since 2007. … Taylorsville is making its third straight trip to the state championship series. … The Tartars won it all in 2011.

Class 3A
Kossuth vs, Sumrall
Game 1 – 1:30 p.m., Thursday,
Game 2 – 4:30 p.m., Friday
Game 3 – if neccesary, TBA

Kossuth (19-13)
Leaders
Jacob Wilcher .479 avg., 3 HR, 19 RBI
Matthew Woodruff .347 avg., 15 RBI
Josh Whitaker 6-3 record, 2.14 ERA
Tyler Mercer 7-3 record, 3.09 ERA

Sumrall (23-11)
Leaders
Will Simon .422 avg., 4 HR, 33 RBI
Landon White .354 avg., 11 2B, 33 RBI
Austin Watts .343 avg., 5 3B, 16 RBI, 23 SB
Chandler Massengale 7-3 record, 2.39 ERA

Series Notes: Kossuth lost seven starters from last season’s state runners-up team, including its entire starting pitching staff. … Aggies needed an 18-inning, 5-4 win against Independence to reach the state finals. … Sumrall has won three of the last four Class 3A championships.