The area suffered another snafu from Mother Nature late last week when she decided to, again, open the heavens on the area and inundate diamonds with more water. Several games were adjusted in advance of the weather while others were simply postponed or cancelled.
This has, no doubt, been perhaps the craziest diamond season in recent memory with all the rearrangement of schedules. Now, with the weather slightly warming up and the humidity returning to a higher level, that invites another unwanted guest in droves - gnats! Be warned if you are headed to the park this week. Go prepared with bottles of mankind's kryptonite for those pesky pests or else suffer the wrath of their razor-sharp jaws. For those new to the area, I have no doubt you will figure it out in short order.
Back to the games...
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (16-5, 7-1) completed the season sweep of the Bay High Tigers on Saturday afternoon at the Fred Weems Baseball Complex. The Rocks run-ruled the Tigers 13-1.
Peyton Sandrock got the win on the mound for SSC with Brad Dossett getting the save. Sandrock threw a one-hitter.
Taylor Lafontaine led the Rocks at the plate with three hits coming one shy of the cycle with a triple, double and single. Trace Rhodes, Cole Fletcher and Connor Ladner all collected a double while Braxton Bean also had a hit.
Garrett Langrell was responsible for the Tigers' (5-12, 2-6) lone run with a solo homerun. Cooper Cooksey took the loss on the mound allowing two hits and six runs.
Pass Christian moved their game against Vancleave on Wednesday to avoid the rain. Pass Chrisian (6-14, 4-4) fell 11-5. Game details were not available.
The Hancock Hawks (7-19, 0-8) moved their game up from Friday to avoid the incoming inclement weather. The Hawks stumbled 15-2 against Biloxi.
Colton Cuevas led the Hawks at the plate with two hits and an RBI followed by Russell Frank, Blaine Knight, and Jackson Garrett all had one hit.
In upcoming action, Bay High travels to Vancleave on Friday and hosts Hancock on Saturday. The Hawks host Gulfport on Friday before traveling to Bay High on Saturday. The Pirates travel to East Central on Friday evening and host Resurrection on Saturday. The Rocks travel to Moss Point on Thursday, host St. Patrick on Friday and travel to Harrison Central on Saturday. See you at the games!
The Bay High Lady Tigers (9-11, 3-3) beat Picayune on Friday evening 8-7.
Blake Lumpkin paced the offense with three hits and two RBIs while Kayla Lafontaine and Annlyssa Richardson each had two hits. Ahmia Khadaroo added a hit and RBI. Lizzie Weems and McKenzie Favre both had RBIs in the game.
Weems threw 4 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and got nine strikeouts while Gracie Adkins completed the game allowing two hits and tallying five strikeouts.
Hancock (1-11, 0-4) dropped their game with Gulfport 13-4 and game details were not available.
In upcoming action, Bay hosts Pass Christian on Thursday and d'Iberville on Friday. Hancock travels to Harrison Central on Thursday and Poplarville on Saturday. Pass Christian travels to East Central on Friday and Biloxi on Saturday. See you at the games!