Mooreville vs. South Pontotoc n Records: Mooreville 22-10, South Pontotoc 20-12

Class 3A
Mooreville vs. South Pontotoc
n Records: Mooreville 22-10, South Pontotoc 20-12.
n Game times: Game 1, today at South Pontotoc, 7 p.m.; Game 2, Fri., at Mooreville, 6 p.m.; Game 3 (if necessary), Sat., at South Pontotoc, 1 p.m.
n Probables: Game 1 (M) Ben Kingsley (9-1) vs. (SP) Heath Kitchens (7-5); Game 2 (M) TBD vs. (SP) Sam Cruse (9-3); Game 3 (M) TBD vs. Lance Carter (3-0).
n Head to head: South Pontotoc swept the two regular-season games, 5-3 and 13-3.
n Keys to series: South Pontotoc manager Bryan Buckner says his team needs to continue to hit the way they’ve doing and continue to get the strong pitching performances they’ve gotten in the playoffs. … Mooreville manager Rex Berryman says his team will have to play really good baseball in order to beat the Cougars, which are an exceptional hitting and pitching team.
n South semifinal: Purvis vs. Sumrall.
Class 1A
Ingomar vs. West Union
n Records: Ingomar 24-4, West Union 16-11.
n Game times: Game 1, today at West Union, 7 p.m.; Game 2, Fri., at Ingomar, TBA; Game 3, Sat., at West Union, TBA.
n Probables: Neither team had determined its starting pitchers for the series as of Wednesday night.
n Head to head: Did not play.
n Keys to series: Ingomar manager Andy Wilbanks says pitching and good defense are critical in this series. … West Union manager Ashley Russell says his team needs to “play with a high level of intensity, and make routine plays and do the things that we’ve done that have gotten us here”.
n South semifinal: St. Aloysius vs. Stringer.
Compiled by John Wilbert

 

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