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PURVIS – With the game on the line in extra innings, every team would want to have its best hitter at the plate for the chance to win the game. For the Purvis Lady Tornadoes on Tuesday, that was Kadie Hale.

HATTIESBURG – Sacred Heart senior Griffin Wiggins admitted he was depressed earlier this season. Pitching in a game, he suffered an arm injury for the second straight year, and it would prevent him from seeing the field the rest of his high school career.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The spring campaign came to a close for the Southern Miss football team on a balmy Saturday afternoon in M.M. Roberts Stadium, where the Gold squad jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and held on for the 20-15 victory.

PETAL – Friday night was 38 years in the making for the Petal Panthers baseball program. Well, 42 years, to be exact.

PURVIS – After posting a 19-3 overall record in the regular season, it’s not a secret the Purvis Tornadoes have high expectations in the 4A playoffs. They opened up with the McComb Tigers in the first round, and Purvis handled its business in tune for a 9-1 win.

Sandin earns pair of weekly awards for third time


HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- After striking out 12 batters and allowing only one hit over five innings against Middle Tennessee Saturday evening, Southern Miss junior RHP Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week.

JCJC sweeps Mississippi Delta


ELLISVILLE – No. 5 Jones County ran its winning streak to 12 games with a sweep of Mississippi Delta here Saturday afternoon at Community Bank Park.

Sandlin returns in series sweep of MTSU


HATTIESBURG – After being held out of a start last week at Florida International, and only pitching one inning two weeks ago against Western Kentucky, junior Nick Sandlin returned to the Southern Miss rotation Saturday.

Lumberton, Sacred Heart start 1A postseason play


The past couple of seasons both Sacred Heart and Lumberton were guaranteed a playoff spot because of only four teams in its region. This season, however, each team had to claw its way in, and both have earned spots in the postseason.

PETRO: It's playoff baseball time


Just like that, the high school baseball playoffs are upon us. I got a late start to normal coverage this season because of Hattiesburg’s run to the state championship in basketball, but it felt like this season flew by faster than normal.