Vancleave High School baseball wins first State Championship

Both teams came into the game with a (17-18) record. (Photo source: WLOX)
Both teams came into the game with a (17-18) record. (Photo source: WLOX)
The Bulldogs bring home the win beating New Hope 3-0. (Photo source: WLOX)
The Bulldogs bring home the win beating New Hope 3-0. (Photo source: WLOX)
Vancleave High School won their first baseball state championship in program history Friday night! 

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The Vancleave Bulldogs took on the New Hope Trojans in game two of the Class 4A State Championship series, having already won game one by a score of 1-0.

WLOX Sports Reporter Patrick Clay was live at the game with updates.

  • Vancleave’s Justin Stokes made contact on a pitch that bounced from the ground. (7:44 pm)
  • Jonathan Knight scores on the fielder’s choice, and the Bulldogs take a 1-0 lead over New Hope in the first. (7:44 pm)
  • Gavin McKerchie scores on a wild pitch and Vancleave extends their lead up to 2-0. (8:04 pm)
  • Hayden Robb is DEALING. Second inning in a row, he's gotten out of a two-on, two-out jam with a strikeout. (8:45 pm)
  • The Vancleave senior pitcher now has 6 Ks heading into the bottom of the 5th, Bulldogs still up 2-0. (8:45 pm)
  • Vancleave adds an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth, and the Bulldog nation is pumped. (9:10 pm)
  • Vancleave now leads New Hope 3-0 and are 3 outs away from their first ever state championship. (9:10 pm)
  • The Bulldogs have done it! (9:24 pm)
  • For the first time in program history, Vancleave brings home the Class 4A State Championship, beating New Hope 3-0 (9:24 pm)

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