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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.

PEARL – The Hattiesburg Tigers were the first to throw a curveball in Game 1 of the 5A State Championship. Instead of throwing their ace, senior Dexter Jordan, Hattiesburg went with junior Landon Rascoe.

And it worked.


PCS track claims State Championship

By CAMAL PETRO,

JACKSON – PCS had a record-setting weekend at the MAIS Overall State Track and Field Championships in Jackson. Last week’s 198 total points was the most scored by a PCS track and field team, and it was nearly 50 points better than second-place Jackson Prep’s 148 points.



No. 2 Bobcats swept by No. 20 MCC; will host playoff series

By FROM JCJC,

MERIDIAN – No. 2 Jones County could not come up with a win here Sunday afternoon at Scaggs Field vs. No. 20 Meridian.

The Eagles beat the Bobcats 16-8 in seven innings in game one, snapping an 18-game JCJC winning streak. In game two, MCC scored three runs in its final at-bat and beat Jones, 13-12 in eight innings.


USM baseball honored with two weekly awards

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss had two of its baseball players honored Monday as junior third baseman Luke Reynolds garnered the Conference USA Hitter of the Week award, while junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin collected a National Player of the Week nod by the publication Collegiate Baseball.


Carey claims SSAC Title

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

DECATUR, Ala. – No. 18 William Carey (Miss.) defeated #9 Mobile (Ala.) 3-0 in a winner-take-all championship game at the 2018 SSAC Softball Championship, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.

Earlier in the day the Rams forced the deciding game as they defeated WCU, 3-0.




USM sweeps UAB

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

BIRMINGHAM -- No. 13 Southern Miss finished off its third consecutive sweep of a three-game Conference USA baseball series with a 9-4 win over UAB Sunday at Young Memorial Field.


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