Joe Gray’s dream of becoming a professional baseball player has come true. The former Hattiesburg star and two-time PineBeltSPORTS Player of the Year flew to Milwaukee Thursday and is set to sign his pro deal with the Brewers on Friday, he told PineBeltSPORTS Wednesday.
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For the past couple of seasons, the Lumberton-Resurrection has decided the Region 4-1A district champion. Even though Resurrection (4-5, 3-1) lost to Stringer in a high-scoring affair, Friday night’s contest should be no different than years past.
Friday’s win over Lawrence County was the type of offensive output Purvis coach Perry Wheat has been wanting to see for all season. The Tornadoes racked 455 total yards of offense, which was led by a ground attack that had 353 yards.
The 50th Sanderson Farms Championship, as it is now known, will be played next week at the Country Club of Jackson. This is truly amazing when you think about it – and that this tournament has survived.
HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss redshirt junior running back Tez Parks enjoyed a bit of a breakout game in last Saturday’s 24-0 shutout of UTEP.
Parks, the LaGrange, Ga., native, missed the first three games with an injury and had seen limited duty in his first two games back with 17 yards on five carries.
The Sacred Heart Crusaders are going through tough times, as they prepare for Mount Olive Friday night. Injuries have mounted up and the offense has stalled against good competition to go along with other issues inside the program.
Not much changed in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Hattiesburg remains the only team in the area ranked in Overall Top 10 at No. 5. Petal is also receiving a vote in the poll, but it’s 15 votes behind No. 10 East Central.
Lumberton dropped from T-4 to sitting alone at No. 5 in the 1A poll, too.