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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.

William Carey softball sweeps MUW


HATTIESBURG – No. 8 William Carey softball showed no effects of a 10-day layoff as it swept Mississippi University for Women in non-conference action at Joseph & Nancy Fail Field.

In Game 1, Carey (5-1) put the game away in the second inning as it rolled to a 7-3 win.

Lady Bobcats sweep No. 10 East Central to open MACJC play


ELLISVILLE – The 2nd-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats opened MACJC play in impressive fashion Wednesday.

The Lady Bobcats defeated No. 10 East Central 2-1 in game one and followed that up with a 9-1, six-inning victory in game two here at Community Bank Park/Gwen Magee Field.

PRCC Wildcats advance to state finals in OT thriller


SENATOBIA – Brandon Cranford has one specific duty for the Pearl River Community College men’s basketball team: To take and make 3-point shots.

Wednesday in the semifinals of the MACJC State Tournament against Holmes, Cranford shook off a poor shooting game at the best possible time.

USM baseball defeats UNO 9-7


NEW ORLEANS – LeeMarcus Boyd and Luke Reynolds each collected two hits and also drove in a pair of runs, while Jarod Wright added four solid shutout innings of relief as No. 13 Southern Miss defeated New Orleans 9-7 Tuesday night at First NBC Ballpark.

Top-ranked Bobcats split at Shelton St. (Alabama)


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Top-ranked Jones County broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the eighth inning and defeated Shelton St. (Alabama) 5-2 in Game 2 of a doubleheader here Tuesday afternoon.

The Bucs rallied for a 5-4 victory in game one.

JCJC is now 9-1 on the season and will host Illinois Central in a 3 p.m. Friday doubleheader.