For the second consecutive week, the weather gods have cooperated with area teams. Games on both diamonds were played without interruption and on dry fields.
The only catch is those vile and nasty creatures known simply as 'gnats' have come out of their winter hibernation with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. And, they are simply relentless in their pursuit!
I would almost welcome any man-made chemical to eradicate...Nope, check that, I would 100% welcome any and all man-made chemicals to eradicate these ravenous demons from the pits of you know where...even if I have to glow florescent purple.
But, I digress. Back to baseball and softball action and how our favorite teams performed this past week.
The Bay High Tigers (5-10, 2-4) completed the season sweep of Moss Point on the road Friday evening with a 12-1 run-rule win.
Bay High scratched a run in both the first and second innings before exploding for nine runs in the fourth. They added an insurance run in the fifth for good measure.
Cooper Cooksey got the win on the mound allowing just three hits and fanning five batters.
Cade Compretta led the Tigers at the plate collecting three hits and five RBIs. Two of his hits were doubles. Garrett Langrell had three hits, including a double and three RBIs while Lawrence Peterson added three hits and two RBIs. Carson Moran, Eli Bigham and Charlie Cooke all added two hits while Cooksey and Antonio Saltalamacchia each added a hit.
On Saturday, Bay High dropped their game with Lumberton 5-4 but committed three errors.
Moran took the loss on the mound surrendering six hits and fanning seven batters in a complete game.
Langrell had two hits including a homerun and three RBIs to pace Bay High. Moran, Saltalamacchia, Ben Wilemon, Peterson, Compretta, Cooksey and Bigham all added a hit.
Hancock (7-11, 0-6) dropped their game on Friday night against Harrison Central 15-2. Tanner Lemon hit a solo homerun while Caiden Necaise, Blaine Knight, Brenham DeWitt, Colton Cuevas and Colby Oliver all had hits.
Oliver took the loss on the mound allowing five hits and striking out two batters.
On Saturday, Hancock flipped the table in a double-header against Pass Christian winning both games.
In the first game, Hancock beat the Pirates 8-4.
The Hawks were led by Russell Frank with two hits and an RBI while Necaise had a hit and RBI. DeWitt added a hit followed by Cuevas and Davis Shannon with a hit each. The Pirates (6-12, 4-2) were led by Ian Trochessett who drove in three runs with his hit. Rohen Emerick had two hits while Corben Williams, Mason Knapp and Jeep DeWitt each added a hit.
In the second game, Hancock topped Pass Christian 10-0.
Brenham DeWitt threw a one-hitter for Hancock allowing a lone hit to Mason Knapp.
Knight led Hancock with two hits and three RBIs while Cuevas added two hits. Lemon, Lane Ladner, Brenham DeWitt, and Jackson Garrett all had hits.
The Pirates dropped their Friday night game to St. Stanislaus 10-1 which allowed SSC to complete the season sweep.
SSC head coach Mark Logan commented, "We got the win but I do not feel we played very good baseball. We did not capitalize on our opportunities. Peyton Sandrock battled and kept Pass Christian off balance. Brad Dossett came in and threw strikes just like he was supposed to. We made some errors that we should not be making at this point of the season."
The Rocks (14-5, 5-1) were led at the plate by Taylor Lafontaine, Dawson Strong, and Corban O'Bannon with two hits each. Colin Fredrickson, Braxton Bean and Tristan Bush all had one hit.
Logan Webb and Knapp had the only hits for Pass Christian.
Pass Christian head coach Rickey Smith stated, "We did not play well at all tonight. We struggled at the plate. SSC put up enough strikes to get the job done. We are beat up with some injuries that are holding us back some. We have to get healed up and push ahead in the division."
On Saturday, the Rocks fell to d'Iberville 4-3. Bean led the way at the plate with three hits while Strong added two hits. Fredrickson, Cole Fletcher and Bush all had one hit.
In upcoming action, Bay High hosts SSC on Friday before hosting both Gautier and Laurel on Saturday.
The Hawks host Biloxi on Friday and PRC on Saturday. The Pirates host Vancleave on Friday and Ocean Springs on Saturday.
The Rocks travel to Bay High on Friday and host Picayune on Saturday. See you at the games!
The Bay High Lady Tigers (7-11, 2-3) walloped Moss Point on Thursday evening 17-3 in a division game.
Bay High was led at the plate by McKenzie Favre who recorded two hits, including a home run, and five RBIs.
Annlyssa Richardson has three hits and three RBIs followed by Lizzie Weems with three hits and Ahmia Khadaroo with two hits and two RBIs. Aubrey Smith had two hits.
Domonique Cole, Kayla Lafontaine, Gracie Adkins and Blake Lumpkin all had a hit.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers fell to West Harrison 12-2 on Saturday and 16-0 to East Central on Monday. Game details were not available.
Hancock (1-10, 0-3) dropped their game with Pascagoula on Friday 14-2. Game details were not available.
Pass Christian (0-12, 0-3) fell to Vancleave on Thursday 12-0 in a no-hitter.
On Saturday, Pass Christian stumbled against PRC 15-2 despite having a 2-0 advantage after two innings.
Lanae Dedeaux had two hits including a double and Ann Elise Elrod also had a hit.
In upcoming action, Bay hosts PRC on Thursday and travels to Picayune on Friday. Hancock goes to Gulfport on Thursday and West Harrison on Friday. Pass Christian travels to Moss Point on Thursday and hosts Gulfport on Friday. See you at the games!