On a disappointing Monday across the Coast, four seasons came to an end for four different South Mississippi squads.
With their backs against the wall, the Ocean Springs softball team managed to force a winner-take-all game three against Brandon, beating the Bulldogs 9-4 in game two. However, the Lady Greyhounds came up short in the final contest of the 2019 Class 6A South State Championship Series, falling 12-7.
After taking a 1-0 series lead over Newton County on Friday, the Vancleave softball team found themselves one win away from a trip to the Class 4A State Championship Series. However, Newton County greatly enjoyed their homefield advantage Monday, beating the Lady Bulldogs 2-1 and 6-4 to end Vancleave’s season at 28-4.
After suffering a run-rule defeat in five innings on Friday, the St. Stanislaus baseball team rallied valiantly on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over Sumrall. However, with the third round series returning to Bay St. Louis for game three, the Rock-A-Chaws came up short. St. Stanislaus fell to Sumrall 11-0 - their first shutout defeat of the season - as their 2019 campaign comes to an end at 25-9-1.
With game three of their Class 1A third round series suspended with a 2-2 tie in the third inning, the Resurrection baseball team wasted no time on Monday, quickly scoring two runs in the third to take a 4-2 lead over Stringer. However, the Red Devils answered right back, plating three runs themselves before going on to with the game 8-7, ending Resurrection’s season.
The Biloxi, St. Martin and Pearl River Central baseball squads are now the only South Mississippi teams left still alive in the playoffs.