By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo baseball team had no real offensive answer for a sophomore pitcher, and his off-speed stuff. That was just enough for the Clinton Arrows on Friday night, taking the deciding Game 3 of their Class 6A playoff series 4-2, ending the 2015 season of the […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times FULTON – Itawamba AHS didn’t want to change a thing. Staying put offensively delivered a six-inning, 13-3 Game 3 win Friday against Ripley and sends the Indians to the Class 4A state quarterfinals against Houston. “We’ve been swinging it extremely well,” said IAHS coach Brian Long. “Since the beginning […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HATLEY – Louis Lettieri jumped on the first pitch he saw in the fourth inning to give Hatley a spark in its Game 3 against Calhoun City. Lettieri’s solo homer sparked an 8-run inning for the Tigers to roll to a 12-6 win to take the Class 2A North series. […]

Daily Journal reports Mississippi State DL Chris Jones threw out the first pitch at his alma mater before his Houston Hilltoppers advanced to the Class 4A quarterfinals with a 3-0 win in Game 3 Friday against New Albany. “We knew it would be a battle,” Houston coach Scott Gann said. “They’ve got an older, veteran […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SMITHVILLE – Smithville’s outfield wall tells the tale of a storied softball past, signs that represent the division and state titles the school has won under coach Jeremy Duke. But among the five title signs along the brown fence, there is something that isn’t sitting right with the ultra-competitive Duke. […]

By Scotty Nichols Itawamba County Times RIPLEY – Ripley sophomore Jus Medlin has come into his own down the home stretch. “He’s a competitor,” fifth-year Tiger coach Joel Gafford said after Thursday’s 4-1 win over Itawamba AHS. “He’s been stepping up on the mound and at the plate in those big spots and delivering. I […]

By Melissa Meador Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Hamilton was locked in an 8-8 tie with Greenville St. Joseph in their second-round Class 1A baseball playoff game. Thirty minutes and 14 batters later, the Lions were walking off with an 18-8, run-ruled win after McKellar Conwill scored on […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal CLINTON – Can the Tupelo Golden Wave baseball team handle the drama it is creating this week? Tupelo created a dramatic Game 3 by holding off the Clinton Arrows 10-9 Thursday night in the Class 6A baseball playoffs. The deciding game of the best-of-three series is today at […]

By Donica Phifer New Albany Gazette MYRTLE – Smithville’s title defense is still intact. The Seminoles routed Myrtle 13-1 on Thursday in five innings and advanced to the Class 1A state quarterfinals. “We were pretty patient at the plate … we knew if we kept trying to put runs on the board, then we’d be […]