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Hawks & Rocks off to fast start on diamond
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Mar 8, 2013, 23:42

The high school basketball season has come to completion with the Bay High Lady Tigers being the final area team that competed last night in the Class 4A girls state championship. Now, the attention of the sports world turns its attention to the spring sports on the diamond and other locales. In future issues, the baseball and softball articles will be separated but for this issue, it is a combined recap of action.
On the girls’ diamond, the high school softball season got underway last week. On Saturday, March 2nd Biloxi blanked Hancock 10-0 while OLA defeated Pearl River Central.
In the OLA game, Dallas Blaker was the winning pitcher for the Crescents. She fanned eight batters and collected two hits of her own. Demi Blaker added three hits for OLA in the win.
Long Beach defeated the Lady Tigers of Bay High 15-1.
Game details for the Bay High and Hancock games were not available.
On the boys’ high school diamond, the Hancock Hawks have bolted out of the starting gate. On Saturday, March 2nd the Hawks (6-1) swept West Harrison in a double-header. In the first game, the Hawks invoked the mercy rule with a 12-2 win. Michael Shubert collected three RBIs on two hits while Hunter Waltman added two hits including a homerun. Chase Fagan added two RBIs.
In the second game, Hancock shutout West Harrison 14-0. Brandon Seal threw a two-hitter on the mound and helped his own cause with two hits. Dylan Malley added three hits while Niko Wilson collected five RBIs in the game.
On Tuesday, March 5th the Hawks nipped Ocean Springs 4-3 to open their division schedule with a win. Zack O’Hern was the winning pitcher for Hancock. He helped his own cause on the mound with two hits and two RBIs. Wilson added two hits in the win.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (3-1) defeated Bunkie, LA, on Saturday afternoon 8-1. Destin Aime fanned 11 batters to get the win. He also added two hits at the plate. Nick Bulot collected two RBIs in the win.
Also on Saturday, the Rocks lost to Rommels 6-4 as Cody Logan led the way with two hits.
On Tuesday, March 5th the Rocks invoked the mercy rule on Resurrection 12-0. Noah Nicaud threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts on the mound. Cody Logan and Luke Logan each added two hits while Aime added a two-run homerun.
Stay tuned next week for more live action on the diamond.


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