Pascagoula, East Central Bag Softball State Titles

The Pascagoula Panthers and East Central Hornets both claimed state titles in girls fastpitch softball on Saturday. The Panthers beat defending 5A Southaven in three games to bring home the hardware. Pitcher Shanna Walters toughed it out for 23 innings in those three games to help her team win the championship.  Meanwhile East Central swept Terry and held them scoreless in both games to clinch the 4A state title.  Pass Christian, however, lost to Amory in the 1A 2A 3A state title series in three games.