George County Rebels gunning for Class 6A state baseball title

George County Rebels gunning for Class 6A state baseball title

LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) - Head coach Brandon Davis was the catcher on the George County 1997 state championship team.  His Rebels have been on a tear entering the Class 6A finals with an eight game winning streak.

Davis said, "Now to comeback as the coach almost 20 years later and see the kids experience the same thing and the community to come together it's really special because as a player you think you have a lot to do with it, but as a coach you get to see how special it really is.

Walker Robbins, a Mississippi State signee, has posted 8 wins and 1 loss on the mound with a 0.64 earned run average with 102 strikeouts and is pounding the baseball at a .488 clip.

"In the beginning of the year we were trying to figure out who we are and stuff and I really feel like close to the end of the season...we got hot when we needed to and everything is rolling right now. "stated Robbins.

Freshman infielder and pitcher Trevor McDonald is 4 and 1 with 35 strikeouts in 36 games and was the winning pitcher in a 6-5win over Madison Central on March 7.

McDonald said, "It's really nerve wracking. A lot of pressure.  Usually after I get to the first inning, I'm good after that.  Usually got the jitters in the first inning."

George County is ranked No. 7 in the state by MaxPreps and Madison Central is ranked No. 4.  The two will decide who is number one in the Class 6A baseball ranks beginning Wednesday...with game two slated for 7 p.m. Thursday in Pearl.

You can watch the George County games on the WLOX Bounce network.

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