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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.

Eddie Brescher named USM men's golf coach


HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced the hiring of Eddie Brescher as Men’s Golf coach Friday afternoon.

Brescher, most recently the Southern Miss interim Women’s Golf coach during the spring season, takes over for coach Jerry Weeks, who recently retired following 12 years at the helm of the program.

No. 2 JCJC Bobcats’ winning streak now at 18 games


GOODMAN – No. 2 Jones County took two from Holmes here Wednesday afternoon at Charlie Donald Field.

JCJC scored seven runs in the sixth inning and won game one, 12-2 in six innings. The Bobcats then completed the sweep over the Bulldogs with an 8-3 decision in game two.

Area teams have tough task in third round


I’m not here to sugar coat things, and I’m not going to say it’s all rainbows and butterflies for our area teams this week. Things are about to get real for the teams left in the MHSAA baseball playoffs.

Typically, the third round is when things start to get interesting with compelling matchups, and this year isn’t any different.

Area athletes qualify for MHSAA State Track


Athletes from across the state competed in South State track meets Saturday, vying for a spot in this weekend’s MHSAA State Track Meet.

The MHSAA State Track Meet will be held Friday and Saturday afternoon at Pearl High School’s Woody Barnett Track and Field Complex.