The area baseball and softball squads finally had a dry diamond this past weekend for the first time this season. The weather to start the 2019 season has been wetter than it has ever been in recent memory. The result has been several changes of location and/or postponements. Let's hope that the wetter weather is now behind us as division competition is upon the teams beginning this week.
On Friday, the Hancock Hawks entertained the St. Martin Yellow Jackets in Kiln. When the dust settled, St. Martin recorded a 5-0 decision.
The Yellow Jackets sent three across home plate in the top of the first inning to secure a 3-0 lead they would not relinquish.
St. Martin got another run in the second and one more in the third.
Hancock collected three hits in the game coming off the bats of Davis Shannon, Russell Frank and Colby Oliver.
Hancock head coach Anthony DeWitt stated, "St. Martin is a very strong team that had solid control and confidence tonight. We did not make adjustments at the plate to counter the outside pitches. I thought Colby Oliver threw well tonight for us.
“We just were not able to put the ball in play to help him."
Oliver fanned five batters, scattered just four hits and allowed only one earned run.
On Saturday, the Hawks swept two games from Tylertown 5-0 and 14-0.
In the first game, Hancock was led at the plate by Colton Cuevas with two hits followed by Brenham DeWitt with a single and RBI, Jackson Garrett with an RBI, Oliver with a double and RBI and Nate Hoda with a double and two RBIs.
In the second game, Hancock (3-5) was paced by Knight, Garrett, and Gannon Necaise who all had a double and two RBIs. Shannon, Cuevas, Oliver, and Frank all had a single and an RBI. Tanner Lemmon hit a homerun in the game.
The Bay High Tigers (3-2) beat Stone 5-4 on Thursday and invoked the mercy rule on Gautier 16-2 on Saturday.
Against Stone, Bay High was paced by Cade Compretta who tallied two hits and and a RBI. Cooper Cooksey, Carson Moran, Ben Wilemon and and Eli Bigham all recorded a hit. Garrett Langrell had a double and two RBIs.
In the second game, Compretta kept his big swing alive as he smacked a homerun and three RBIs while Cooksey and Langrell each had a hit and two RBIs.
Wilemon, Moran and Charlie Cook all had a hit.
Cooksey also got the win on the mound throwing five innings and allowing two hits, two earned runs and five strikeouts.
The Pass Christian Pirates (2-7) stumbled against PRC 6-0 on Friday and split a pair of games with Long Beach on Saturday.
Against PRC, Corben Williams had two hits to lead the Pirates.
In game one against Long Beach, Pass Christian fell 11-1. Bryce Dubuisson and Williams each had a hit in the loss.
In the second game, Pass Christian reversed their fortunes for a 9-6 victory over Long Beach.
Williams led the way with two hits including a triple with two RBIs. Ian Trochessett, Marcos Chacon, Trentin Niolet, Mason Knapp, Logan Webb, and Dubuisson all had hits.
On Friday, SSC topped Gautier 13-3 with Dawson Strong leading the way at the plate with three hits including two doubles. Trace Rhodes collected two triples while Taylor Lafontaine and Braxton Bean also had two hits. Colin Fredrickson, Easton Logan and Tristan Bush each added a hit.
On Saturday, the Rocks (6-3) rallied to beat Pascagoula 16-6 after being down 5-0 in the first inning. Cole Fletcher won in relief throwing 5 2/3 innings with two hits and no runs. Fredrickson had two hits with one being a homerun. Bean and Bush each had two hits while Lafontaine, Rhodes, Strong, McNeil and Corban O'Bannon all recording hits.
In upcoming action, Bay High is set to host Pass Christian Friday evening before traveling to Greene County on Saturday. The Hancock Hawks will host Long Beach on Friday and Picayune on Saturday. SSC travels to East Central on Friday.
Then, the Rocks will take part in the Battle on the Beach with two games on Saturday. SSC will host Heritage Academy followed by a game with Mize. See you at the games!
On the softball diamond, the Bay High Lady Tigers defeated Biloxi 4-2 for their first win in 2019.
Lizzie Weems threw four innings and fanned 10 batters and scattered two hits while collecting a hit at the plate.
Kayla Lafontaine, Aubrey Smith, Annlyssa Richardson, and McKenzie Favre all had two hits. On Saturday, the Lady Tigers (2-3) dropped a 10-0 decision to Stone on Saturday with Lafontaine collecting Bay High's only hit.
Also on Saturday, Bay High beat Clarkdale 13-1 as Weems did it all on both sides of the diamond.
Weems threw four innings and allowed four hits and fanned four batters while helping herself at the plate with four hits and three RBIs.
Ahmia Khaderoo had three hits and a RBI while Favre had two hits and a RBI.
Rhea Lymuel and Richardson each tallied two hits
The Hancock Lady Hawks were able to play on Thursday and Friday of this past week. On Thursday, they fell to West Harrison 4-2. This collecting hits and RBIs were Haley Kelly, Chasady Brown, and Lexi Spiers.
On Friday, Hancock defeated Gulf Shores 5-1.
Olivia Ladner had two hits while Lexi Wlaker added one hit and two RBIs. Jennah Necaise added two RBIs.
Pass Christian lost to Biloxi 15-9 on Thursday evening. Emily Cuevas led the way with two hits and three RBIs followed by Ann Elise Elrod with two hits and an RBI.
Payton Wilson, Caleigh Myers, Ashley Satterwhite, Lanae Dedeaux, and Taylor Necaise all had hits.
In upcoming action, Bay High will travel to Meridian to take part in the Spring Fling on Friday and Saturday while Hancock travels to play in the Clarkdale tournament. Pass Christian travels to Picayune on Friday and OLA travels to Resurrection.
See you at the games!