Mother Nature will always have the last laugh. After a season of adjustment, postponement, and cancellations, the high school baseball diamonds in south and central Mississippi were abandoned on Thursday evening which was supposed to be the first game of the second round due to severe weather passing through the area.
Now, the series will be played on Friday, today and Monday, if necessary.
The Saint Stanislaus College Rock-a-chaws (22-7) advanced to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs with an exciting 3-2 win over Purvis High School on Monday evening.
Braxton Bean came through in the clutch with a two-out, two-run walkoff double to give the Rocks the win.
It marked the first time head coach Mark Logan beat Purvis in a postseason playoff series in four attempts.
The Rocks now divert their attention to the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans. The two squads opened their second round series last night. They will play game two today at 3pm and, if necessary, game three will be played on Monday at 6pm.
The two teams do not share any common opponents. The Trojans sport a 15-9 record overall and are coming off a three-game series with Richland in the first round.
See you at the games!
The Bay High Lady Tigers (16-14) enjoyed a resurgence this season on the softball diamond. The Lady Tigers advanced to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs and proved they could swing with the best.
After winning the first game with Purvis on Monday 7-6, the team suffered a sweep at Purvis on Tuesday. Purvis beat Bay High 10-2 and 5-4.
In the 10-2 loss, Kayla Lafontaine tallied two hits and a RBI while Brennan Brooks added two doubles and a RBI. Ahmia Khadaroo and Lizzie Weems both added hits, as well.
In the 5-4 loss, the Lady Tigers were paced by Rhea Lymuel with two hits and two RBIs followed by Weems, Lafontaine, Annlyssa Richardson, Blakeleigh Lumpkin and Brooks all with a hit.
Bay High head coach Wali Shabazz stepped us to say, "I am very proud of our girls. A bounce here or there and the series could have gone our way, nonetheless, we took a very good team down to the wire. Now our girls know we can compete with any team in the state. Next season can't come fast enough."
Purvis now moves on to play Newton County in the third round.