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PETAL – The Petal Panthers didn’t have to go far to find their next head baseball coach, and they tabbed one of their own for the job.

JACKSON – Southern Miss junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin collected the 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Monday afternoon at a luncheon held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson.

PEARL – The monkey is finally off Joe Hartfield’s back, and an awful nickname won’t stick with him either.

It doesn’t matter who’s on the mound; there aren’t too many pitchers who intimidate the Hattiesburg hitters. When Lewisburg’s Bryce Brock, a Mississippi State signee, took the mound, he was 11-0 with a 0.79 earned run average.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS, Camal and Andrew recap Hattiesburg’s Game 1 win over Lewisburg Tuesday and preview Game 2 Thursday. Camal pulls back the curtain of some details that weren’t talked about from Game 1, too.




JCJC Lady Bobcats claim national softball championship

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

CLINTON – Jones County Junior College had finished runner-up three times in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

But the fourth time was the charm for the Lady Bobcats.

JCJC crushed Phoenix College (Arizona) 18-2 in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Traceway Park.





Southern Miss drops series to Louisiana Tech

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss will have to wait another weekend for another opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Conference USA baseball crown.

Louisiana Tech jumped out early and the Golden Eagles never were able to catch up in falling 8-3 Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.



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